A state of the art ‘super surgery’ serving up to 25,000 patients is to open in North West London next year, a developer has announced. When operational, the Wembley Park site is set to become the largest NHS GP practice in Brent.
It will be the latest addition to the £2.7bn renovation to the area, which already includes OVO Arena, Boxpark, Wembley Stadium, and around 5,000 homes.
The surgery, which will be operated by the Wembley Park Medical Centre, will open its doors to patients from January 2024. The 11,000 square feet building will contain a number of GP spaces, including two clinical suites, 14 consult exam rooms, four treatment rooms, and an e-consult room.
Brent Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Adult Social Care, Cllr Neil Nerva, is “delighted” that local residents will soon be able to benefit from a “brilliant and necessary” resource.
He said: “It’s really important that developers work with the council and local health services to ensure improvements being made to our neighbourhoods include all the necessary services and public realm infrastructure to meet the needs of both long-standing and new residents.”
He added: “This is an excellent example of what Brent has done to champion that sort of arrangement and will see Wembley Park provided with a state-of-the-art health facility that goes hand in hand with the council’s ambition to create a healthier Brent.”
The building is being delivered by Quintain, the developer behind Wembley Park, on the ground floor of the recently opened ‘Repton Gardens’ residential development. Quintain claims the surgery will “significantly increase patient capacity” in the area by providing space for 16 GP’s to be able to serve 25,000 local residents.
The surgery will be relocating a ten-minute walk from its old premises on Wembley Park Drive to Humphry Repton Lane, a stone’s throw from Olympic Way and Boxpark Wembley.
Quintain’s Chief Executive, James Saunders, said: “From its inception, our master-plan at Wembley Park sought to provide everything local residents need to live healthy, happy lives in their neighbourhood. We believe that access to healthcare is a fundamental aspect of a thriving community, and we are proud to support the provision of these essential services.
He added: “We look forward to continuing our efforts to support the health and well-being of both our Residents and our local community and to provide an exceptional quality of life in Wembley Park.”