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Building work set to begin on long-awaited new health centre serving 13,000 people

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Building work is set to begin on a long-awaited new health centre which will serve more than 13,000 Oldham residents. The Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership has confirmed that construction of the new Shaw Medical Centre, based at the site of the former Shaw Baths on Westway, is scheduled to start next week.

The development, led by United Healthcare Developments Ltd, will begin on-site in August and is due to be completed by the end of summer 2024.

Approved in November last year, the brand-new health centre will replace The Village Medical Practice and The Oak Gables Partnership whose shared building has been deemed no longer fit for purpose by health chiefs.

A series of setbacks and U-turns had hit the project before it was officially signed off in June last year, and a planning application was lodged in September. Try MEN Premium for FREE by clicking here for no ads, fun puzzles and brilliant new features. It follows years of campaigning by local councillors who had argued that Crompton Health Centre is run down and local people are being ‘disadvantaged’.

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