Leeds-based Evans Property Group, in partnership with the University of York, has completed the construction of a new state of the art Medical Centre and further amenities at its Kimberlow Hill Retail Park, located at Kimberlow Rise adjacent to the University of York Heslington East campus.
The new £2.5m Medical Centre, comprising 10,500 sq ft and run by Unity Health, is now completed and opened to the public earlier this year and is expected to attract circa 75,000 visitors annually.
The Medical Centre replaces the existing University of York campus surgery and incorporates the surgery from Hull Road.
This now provides much needed larger and more accessible facilities to serve the needs of a growing patient list from the local community, as well as 16,000 students and 4,500 university staff.
New facilities include 16 clinical consulting rooms, a suite of rooms fitted for minor surgery procedures, and dedicated phlebotomy room as well as a 50-seater seminar room available for community use and 57-seat waiting room.
The Kimberlow Hill Retail Park is within the suburb of Heslington in the east of York, on the edge of the University campus. A Greggs bakery and Nisa Local convenience store have both recently opened on site. In addition, a pharmacy, Subway and a tanning business, Indigo Sun, are due to add to the retail parade to serve the community in the near future.
Evans’ close partnership with the University of York has already delivered three award-winning student residencies and facilities totalling around 2000 beds and £100m of investment.
Heslington East has witnessed significant growth in recent years, which includes a range of academic and residential facilities and a new sports village, which features a swimming pool, all-weather pitches, a fitness suite and studios, as well as an outdoor cycle track and velodrome.
Richard Bean, senior asset manager at Evans Property Group, said: “We are delighted to announce completion of the new Medical Centre operated by Unity Health, together with a number of additional retail outlets to include Greggs bakery and Nisa Local, designed to satisfy the growing needs of the Heslington East campus and surrounding areas.
“The new Medical Centre now more effectively supports the health and wellbeing of the local community, as well as University students and staff.”
Louise Johnston, managing partner, Unity Health, said: “Unity Health is proud to have the newest and most up to date primary healthcare centre in York. We are really pleased to offer our patients this amazing facility which we have been building up to for some time.
“Not only will it improve our patient environment significantly, but it will make our working lives so much better, creating the best clinical space to see and treat our 24,000 patients. We hope our patients will appreciate and value this new facility as much as our team here at Unity Health.”