The purpose of this website is to provide important information to patients, staff and visitors throughout the duration of the construction project.
The Wantage Health Centre renovation and extensions construction project
What would the renovations mean for patients?
More clinical space for each practice
Refurbished core space for both practices
New unit for the pharmacy
Improvements to make the building more energy efficient
July 23 Update
Works to refurbish the old waiting area are well underway and going well. Plastering of the walls are due to commence this month.
March 23 on site pictures
February 23 progress update
Phase 1 of our new 760 sqm extension is nearing completion.
December 22 progress update
Roof structure / timber work completed
Roofing works commenced
Floor insulation completed
Phase B (West)
M&E first fix works done
Insulation, 2nd boarding and skimming of plaster nearing completion
Phase B (East)
Dry lining first fix done to soffit and walls / partitions done
M&E first fix works commenced
Insulation, 2nd boarding & skimming commenced
North car park formation complete and block paving commenced
Drainage, rising main and duct installation to east access road
Cycle store structures installed
What works are being carried out?
The health centre will be extended to give Newbury Street Practice and Church Street Surgery nine more clinical rooms each. As well as providing more space for patient services, the building will get LED lighting and a new replacement boiler to make the building more energy efficient. The works will see the pharmacy moved into the middle of the building as part of a new shared core between both practices. With the extension will also come the provision of additional car parking spaces.
Why is this project needed ?
Wantage Health Centre is shared by the Newbury Street Practice, Church Street Surgery, Oxford Health, Lloyds Pharmacy and after the renovations have been completed there will be space for a new retail tenant.
The area served by the health centre is seeing a significant growth in population and, specifically in Wantage, Grove and adjoining villages, more than 4,000 homes are set to be built by 2030.
The number of patients using both practices has risen by almost 10% since April 2018 – meaning even more demand on their space and services.
You can view the plans for the works below.