Further delays for new health centre

The handover of Pelsall Village Centre – the new health and children’s centre and library – to Walsall Council has been further delayed.

It had been hoped that all “snagging” issues would have been completed for handover of the £4 million centre on November 13.

However, Sue Grainger, Head of Libraries, Heritage and Arts, said she hoped to be able to offer a new date later this week.

“The team are reporting that the general snagging items are substantially complete and the Building Control Officer has a small number of issues still to be resolved, albeit some of these may not be critical to possession,” she said.

“The situation is reviewed daily and we hope to be in a position later next week to inspect with a view to handover.

“The gas disconnection to the clinic is booked for December 17, which is the earliest the gas board would agree to do it. The frontage works will commence in earnest next week.”

The new building will house the library and include accommodation for the adjacent High Street GP practice. A resident Health Visitors team, clinical facilities for podiatry, physiotherapy, district nurse consultation rooms and a range of multi-use, flexible clinical rooms will also be based there.

The doctors’ surgery next door will be demolished to make way for more than 30 car parking spaces for visitors and centre staff.

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One Response to Further delays for new health centre

  1. After an exchange with Councillor Longhi via twitter, it appears the request for a bus stop at the new centre has been made.
    I feel this will be an essential addition to Pelsall, the increase in people that will be visiting the centre may need more than 30 spaces, and with the high street already overflowing good public transport links are essential.
    Let’s hope they agree to it.

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