A brand new £6m health and wellbeing centre that will bring adult and children’s services together under one roof has opened its doors to patients in Hertfordshire.
Ingleton Wood led the project and developed the former council building at Marlowes in Hemel Hempstead into a modern, state-of-the-art building.
The £6 million development is a joint venture between Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) and Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT). The programme will see both adult and children’s physical and mental health services co-located, allowing them to work closer together for the benefit of patients.
Services to be provided in the new building include bladder and bowel care, diabetes retinal screening and cardiology, as well as the children’s medical team, dentistry and speech and language therapy. Adult and children’s mental health services will also be available.
Paul Cavalier, Partner at our Billericay office, commented: “It was great to be involved with such a landmark project, working in partnership with trusts’ that lead the way by combining healthcare services in a cohesive and pioneering manner.
“We are delighted to have delivered a modern facility that will be of huge benefits to service users – both within Hemel Hempstead itself and the surrounding area.”
Clare Hawkins, CEO at HCT, said: "Since its official opening, the Marlowes Health & Wellbeing Centre has proven very popular with patients, service users and staff alike.
“Ingleton Wood’s refurbishment has transformed the building and equipped it with up-to-date-facilities which is greatly appreciated by everyone who uses this centre. The design is bright and light, with large windows in most of the clinic rooms. Overall this creates a very therapeutic and pleasant environment.”