Work starts on GP surgery at Welsh beauty spot


Assura Group moves onto site in Y Felinheli

Work has started on a £2m GP clinic in Wales.

Assura Group in partnership with developer, Amcen Cyfyngedig, has started on site on the new facility in Y Felinheli.

The 8,395sq ft development will relocate Dr Jones & Partners from its current Menai Bridge Surgery, with the local health board also taking space in the building. The scheme is due for completion in spring 2013.

The building will be situated on a greenfield site overlooking the Menai Straits and is expected to achieve a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating through the introduction of technologies including rainwater harvesting and ground source heating.

Amanda Roddy, development manager at Assura Group, said: “The new Y Felinheli surgery is set to be state of the art in terms of energy efficiency, with minimal impact to its surroundings. This is essential in a location of natural beauty such as the Menai Straits. The new surgery will improve the facilities that the local GPs are currently working in and, most importantly, boost the offering to the local patients.”

Dr Peter Jones, of Dr Jones & Partners, added: “We are delighted that the development has started on site. The new surgery will be an asset to the local community and will enable us to provide a higher quality of service for patients in the area.”

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The architect on the scheme is W M Design & Architecture Ltd, while the contractor is Watkin Jones.