We were approached by a medical practice in Hastings following a devastating fire to support them in refurbishing the building. It became clear that the site was no longer suitable for requirements and we activated a plan to source a development location.
The final plans led to a new-build development to accommodate two GP surgeries and a pharmacy. The project is to become Hastings’ primary medical centre with a floor space of over 20,000 sq ft and a construction value of over £5.5million.
The site was completed in October 2020 and has already been sold and fully let. The sale of the property was successfully secured to a UK-based medical fund.
An interesting challenge we faced during the construction phase was that of a specific request from the NHS during the coronavirus crisis. The NHS required us to accelerate progress to get the site up and running faster than expected. Working closely with the contractor, we managed to keep work on site throughout the unprecedented situation and bring the deadline forward by a month.