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New Wellington Medical Centre is just what the Doctors Ordered

PUBLISHED: 16:33 25 November 2010 | UPDATED: 18:14 20 February 2013

Graham Rowe, Managing Director of Kitto, hands over the keys to the new medical centre to Senior Partner Dr Annie Rickard, watched by (L-R second row), Gareth Cox, GVA Grimley, Dr Richard Griffith,  Practice Manager Lydia Daniel-Baker,  Senior Partner Dr Paul Bevan, Dr Stuart Wynne and other doctors and personnel involved in the project.

Graham Rowe, Managing Director of Kitto, hands over the keys to the new medical centre to Senior Partner Dr Annie Rickard, watched by (L-R second row), Gareth Cox, GVA Grimley, Dr Richard Griffith, Practice Manager Lydia Daniel-Baker, Senior Partner Dr Paul Bevan, Dr Stuart Wynne and other doctors and personnel involved in the project.

Building experts Kitto have finished work on a state-of-the-art medical centre in Wellington. Graham Rowe, Managing Director of Kitto presented the keys to Senior Partners Dr Paul Bevan, Dr Annie Rickard and Practice Manager Lydia Daniel-Baker.

Building experts Kitto have finished work on a state-of-the-art medical centre in Wellington, Somerset.


Graham Rowe, Managing Director of Kitto presented the keys to Senior Partners Dr Paul Bevan and Dr Annie Rickard and Practice Manager Lydia Daniel-Baker.



The ceremony attended by medical professionals and those involved with the project including project managers GVA Grimley.. The new centre will go into use in December.



Every aspect of the centre has been designed and built to provide the best possible facilities for the people who will be using it, said Mr Rowe.


We liaised closely with the medical teams to make sure every detail was exactly right.


Kitto has established a first class reputation in the health sector, and it is especially rewarding for us to be involved in a project that is going to make such a difference to the local community.


We are pleased and proud of the results. Despite work being delayed by snow earlier this year, the project has been completed within budget and two weeks ahead of schedule.



The 3.5 million bespoke centre off Mantle Street, features superb new facilities for medical staff, patients and local people and will be shared by the Bevan and Rickard practices.


It includes spacious reception and waiting areas, including a childrens play area. There are 16 consulting room, and 7 treatment rooms, offices for health visitors, community nurses, stores and rest rooms.


On the first floor are meeting and training rooms, including an IT room, a library, medical records storage and team rooms for community health professionals.


A single-storey wing houses the pharmacy, a dentists suite and treatment and minor operation room.


There is also on site parking for 65 cars, new access, a special drop-off area for patients with disabilities or mobility problems and landscaped grounds.


Kitto has been involved from an early stage in gaining planning consent for a practical, energy efficient and cost-effective centre that fulfils all the clients requirements.


All work is finished to the BREEAM Excellent standard. Bespoke joinery was made to order by the master joiners of Kittos associated joinery company.


The specialist primary health care team from GVA Grimley has been project managing the work on behalf of the GPs.


Gareth Cox, of GVA Grimley, said; This is a centre of the highest possible standards which will create an invaluable resource for the local community and provide a state-of-the-art working environment for both practices.

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