Plans approved for new Clydebank health and care centre

PLANS for a new health and care centre at the £250 million Queens Quay regeneration project in Clydebank have been approved.

West Dunbartonshire Council has given the green light to the facility, which will be operated by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Along with GP practices, the building will feature podiatry and physiotherapy services along with consulting and treatment rooms.

Set over three levels, the health and care centre has been designed by architect Anderson, Bell and Christie with hub West Scotland acting as development partner. It represents an investment of around £19 million by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde in partnership with West Dunbartonshire Council.

The Queens Quay site is owned by Clydeside Regeneration Limited (CRL) with West Dunbartonshire Council (WDC) providing infrastructure funding. Duncan Graham of CRL said, “It’s great news that another element of the masterplan is now coming to fruition. This year will also see further developments come forward and completion of all infrastructure works is due by spring 2019. Queens Quay is now one of the biggest regeneration projects in Scotland.”

Councillor Marie McNair, chair of the West Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership added, “This is a really exciting time for Clydebank and this project has been a long time coming. We have fought hard to get improved health services for our town. This new Health and Care Centre will not just replace the existing facility, it will give residents access to state-of-the-art health facilities in a building that is fit for purpose.

“We are committed to enhancing our community health services and the Clydebank Health and Care Centre will be the perfect place in which this vision can become a reality. This new facility will not only improve the health of our population, but improve the lives of our population and I am sure it will serve the local community well for many years to come.”

The health centre is expected to be open in 2020.

Civil engineering specialist I&H Brown recently started work to install the main spine road in the Queens Quay site which will serve the whole development area. These works are being carried out at the same time as George Leslie completes all marine works associated with the basin and river frontage.