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Former education site purchased by Queen's Road Medical Practice

Former education site purchased by Queen's Road Medical Practice

Thursday 19 May 2022

Former education site purchased by Queen's Road Medical Practice

Thursday 19 May 2022


The former Education Department site on the Grange has been purchased by Queen’s Road Medical Practice.

The site, which will be redeveloped as the new location for the practice, is the first property to be sold by the States as part of its rationalisation programme.

Redevelopment plans are underway, with the practice set to open in 2024. In addition to a doctor’s practice, the site will include an educational space and a dedicated social prescribing and counselling suite.

Deputy David Mahoney

Pictured: Policy & Resources Committee Member, Deputy David Mahoney, said he was pleased the public will benefit from the redevelopment.

The new facility, which is 300 yards away from the existing site, is more than twice the size of the current practice and will feature more parking spaces, an accessible drop-off/turning point, an enclosed bike store, electric car charging points and a petanque court.

QRMP Chief Executive Officer, Will Pierce, said the practice had been searching for a suitable location for “several years” after outgrowing its current site.

“We are very pleased to have bought such a landmark building from the States, which will enable us to create a great environment for patients to visit and our staff to work from,” he said.

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Pictured: Plans for the redevelopment include more parking spaces, enclosed cycle storage and a petanque court.

Policy & Resources Committee Member, Deputy Dave Mahoney, said:

“This was a significant site in States’ ownership, which we vacated some time ago as part of our ongoing property rationalisation programme, which aims to use our property portfolio more efficiently and free up sites we don’t need.

“I’m extremely pleased the sale has now been completed, particularly as the new owners will be developing it into a health and wellbeing site for the benefit of our community.”

The Longfrie surgery will remain as part of Queens Road Medical Practice, and the current Queens Road Surgery will remain open until the new site is ready to occupy.

You can see a video of how the site will be redeveloped HERE.

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You can find out more about QRMP's social prescribing initiative in the latest edition of Connect Magazine HERE 

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