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Poole Medical Centre

2 GP Surgeries in one Practice
Built in 2010
GP area 694 SqM

We were approached by the GPs of  the Two surgeries within Poole Medical Centre they were very cramped with water coming in through the ceiling, and during our negotiations one of the Counsellors nearly fell out of the Practice Managers window as the frame was falling out when he lent on it !! Situated in the Town Centre the Practice, like many others, has a very compact Patient Radius, in competition with other GP Surgeries in a Town Centre which has grown rapidly.

The Challenge was to find a site, resolve early repayment charges and deal with a high level of negative equity. Poole is a high cost land hungry area and thus we were again focused on maximising the opportunity of utilising the existing surgery premises. Throw into the pot we were in a conservation area and could not remove the front facade just added interest to the challenge.

This was a major exit strategy policy that we have now achieved, providing ease of new Drs to come and join the Practices as the Partners decide to retire or move on to different areas and challenges.


How We Got There


“To end my working days in such a place considering that 31 years ago when I started we worked from two very small rooms. It’s been magnificent.”

Dr Geoff Walder, Retired Senior Partner, Lilliput Surgery, Sandbanks

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