Wednesbury Health Centre (Richard Nugent Centre)

Urban Design and Building Services (UDBS) is delighted to have project-managed the development of a new health centre in Wednesbury.

The Richard Nugent Centre, built on a brownfield site next to Wednesbury Leisure Centre, replaces services given from the Woods Mesty Croft facility and a temporary building in Albert Street. It has created a modern base for Spires Health Centre and the district nurse services.

Spacious and light-filled, the building is significantly larger than those previous healthcare facilities and includes a suite of consulting, treatment and meeting rooms, plus 32 on-site car parking spaces and an ambulance drop-off area.

Interclass was our construction contractor, having been awarded the work through the Constructing West Midlands framework. Sandwell Council fully financed and delivered the health centre on behalf of the NHS, which is now leasing the building from the council.

Sandwell Council Leader, Councillor Kerrie Carmichael, said at the official opening: “This fantastic new health centre is a wonderful example of the council and NHS working together to deliver better health facilities for residents in Wednesbury and Sandwell.

“One of our key ambitions is for Sandwell to be a place where people live healthy lives and live them for longer.

“It’s also very fitting that the centre is named after the late Richard Nugent, to help celebrate his many years of service and dedication to local healthcare provision in Sandwell and the wider region.”

Richard Nugent served as non-executive director of Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group until 2018. He was previously chair of the former Sandwell Primary Care Trust, working in the healthcare profession for 35 years.

The new building forms part of a wider project in Wednesbury, including the construction of five new affordable homes on King Street.

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