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News from Alan Caldwell Associates

Leigh Park Community Hub

This new facility will be a 'game changing' building for Leigh Park near Portsmouth. It will completely turn the reputation of the area on its head with an iconic piece of green architecture fit for the 21st century. The new Community Hub will be open all year around and will be buzzing with activity for every age group providing health and community facilities for the residents of what was once Europe's largest housing estate.

 

Having helped this motivated group of local residents and GP's to secure a pre feasibility study grant from the Westminister Government, the final report is taking shape. This will involve an asset transfer of land from the local Council to the new Community Trust who are currently being consituted as a company limited by guarntee with charitable status. The multi million £ redevelopment of this key site at the heart of the Leigh Park Estate will deliver essential local services and contribute to the wider regeneration of the area. This contract has involved careful negotiation with numerous stakeholders from two Local Authorities to the NHS. The community development work including workshops, training and leadership has been a pleasure with such a motivate group of folk involved.

At the centre of the Community Hub will be a doctors surgery bringing together existing practices in Leigh Park. It will be much more than a surgery with all sorts of community health clinics, services and activities. It will be a model of integrated care for the NHS. WE are about to apply for a second stage feasibility grant to bring the project to fruition.