A NEW medical centre being built by a Worcestershire firm received the thumbs up from Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Mr Johnson visited the new Station Medical Centre, which is being built by Malvern firm Speller Metcalfe and developer Prime.

The Prime Minister was taken round the Hereford site by MP Jesse Norman and local GP partnership Hereford Medical Group.

The medical centre, being built by Speller, is built to industry standards to minimise energy usage and materials waste, reducing its impact on the environment.

Mr Johnson said: "It was fantastic to see this brand new GP surgery being built right here in Hereford.

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"When it opens its doors this autumn, patients around the city and surrounding communities will benefit from excellent care and access to a number of services under one roof."

The Prime team worked with the Hereford Medical Group alongside NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG

The development has also benefited the local community during its construction, with the majority of delivery teams and suppliers coming from within the local area, ensuring spend is kept within the region and fed back into the local economy.

The multimillion-pound investment, provided by Prime and Assura, is a priority scheme for the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) and represents the biggest ever single investment in primary care for Herefordshire.

Due to complete this autumn, the new Station Medical Centre comes at a time when local access to health services has never been more important.

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Richard Laing, Prime’s chairman, said: “This fabulous new investment in the City’s healthcare infrastructure is the physical manifestation of the integration of services made possible by HMG.

"As a Hereford resident myself, I am really pleased to be working locally after many years delivering healthcare projects across the UK.”

When the opens, it is expected to serve more than 30,000 patients across the city.

For more information, please see www.primeplc.com