High point for £7.5m new health care facility in Market Harborough

by Louise Gosling

Key figures behind the development of the new healthcare facility at the St Luke’s site in Market Harborough have  gathered on site to mark the topping out of the building.

Morgan Sindall, the main contractor, hosted the ‘topping out’ tradition which takes place when a new building reaches its highest point.

The company was appointed last year to build the £7.5million new health facility by NHS Property Services via the East Midlands Property Alliance (empa) framework.

Upon completion, the new centre will provide a modern and technically advanced health facility set in a landscaped 1.78 hectares site, conveniently located in Market Harborough.

The facilities will provide a mix of outpatient services, such as primary care, general practice, outpatient services & diagnostics, an x-ray, mental health services, physiotherapy and occupational therapy and some non-clinical,administrative services.

Richard Fielding area director at Morgan Sindall, said: “Reaching topping out is a landmark in any construction project. Over the past few weeks the people of Market Harborough have been able to watch the building’s form take shape and they can now see it at its full extent. We are working to a strict schedule to ensure we can deliver these important facilities safely and efficiently.

“The NHS requires its buildings to perform in specific ways to enable it to provide excellent levels of care.  We are privileged to be playing our part in helping make that provision a reality here in Market Harborough.”

Martin Royal Regional Director NHS Property Services, said: “This is an important moment as we mark the progress towards much better healthcare for the people of Market Harborough”