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Delivery of Leith Walk surgery gets underway

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December 5 2016

Delivery of Leith Walk surgery gets underway
NHS Lothian are progressing work on a £1.17m health centre at Leith Walk, Edinburgh, amalgamating two existing surgeries within the A-listed Leith Central Station.

Scheduled to open in spring 2017 Leith Walk Surgery will carve out a modern treatment area within the A-listed 1903 station, repurposing a grand entrance, clock tower and tiled interiors for its new use. 

Rob McCulloch-Graham, chief officer, Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership, said: “I’m delighted that we have been able to secure these new premises for Leith Walk Surgery.

“The project will bring a twenty-five per cent increase in patients registered to the surgery. The relocation to a single site and, into a building which has been designed with staff and patients, will result in improved services for local people.

“This project is another great example of partnership working and I’d like to pay particular credit to the partners in Leith Walk Surgery who have remained pragmatic throughout the design and sign-off process.”

Some 6,300sq/ft of first floor space will be let out as self-contained office space with its own toilets and kitchen area.

Refurbishment works are being undertaken by Westerwood Development Group.
Period features will be retained during the remodelling
Period features will be retained during the remodelling
Surplus space will be placed on the commercial rental market
Surplus space will be placed on the commercial rental market

3 Comments

Islands of sanity
#1 Posted by Islands of sanity on 6 Dec 2016 at 16:22 PM
Well done. I almost can't believe this. The application of Town Centre First principles and the re use of a Category A listed building. Others please follow.
Basho
#2 Posted by Basho on 7 Dec 2016 at 16:47 PM
Good to see this wonderful building being used again. I used to marvel at the tiles as I went upstairs to sign on when I was on the brew thirty years ago. It was probably the nicest dole office in Scotland at the time.
Terra
#3 Posted by Terra on 10 Dec 2016 at 03:21 AM
Brilliant. Well chuffed with this.

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