Preparation work has begun on a new state-of-the-art medical centre in Netherfield.
The new centre will be on Ashwell Street and occupy the site of the former Ashwell Street School which was demolished several years ago.
Once completed, the new medical centre will also be home to a pharmacy.
Car and cycle parking facilities will be constructed along with a sub-station and planned landscaping work.
The new centre is expected to cost around £3m, which will be indirectly paid for by the NHS, and will replace the current Netherfield Medical Centre on Forester Street.
Assura, has been chosen as the developer who will construct the new surgery.
Their senior development manager, Andrew Cooper, said: “With more patients using the current surgery and with significant new housing growth expected to continue, the GPs need a building which can offer them flexibility and more space for the future – especially given the NHS’ strong focus on delivering a bigger range of services closer to home.”
The new centre is expected to open will open in early 2020.