Manchester & Cheshire uses BIM Technology – to deliver project

Manchester and Cheshire Construction Company has started work on a £1.3m scheme to double the size of a GP surgery in north Manchester.

The project at The Avenue Medical Centre on Victoria Avenue, Blackley is a two-storey extension, which will link the surgery to a branch of Cohens Chemist. The extension will house 11 new consulting rooms, a new reception, waiting rooms, offices and archive facilities.

Dr Wendy Kitching, a partner at The Avenue Medical Centre, stated:

“We are excited to begin this development which has been three years in the planning. It will see the practice double in size to meet the needs of a growing population.”

Manchester and Cheshire Construction Company was appointed in a competitive tender process, using Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology to deliver the scheme.

Dave Lowe, managing director of Manchester & Cheshire, commented:

“This project reflects our growing presence in the healthcare sector. We have enjoyed working with The Avenue team to develop the design – and now look forward to bringing it to life. It will greatly enhance primary healthcare provision in the area.”

The scheme, which is partly funded by NHS England, is expected to be completed by June, 2017.