The construction of a new medical centre in London Colney has been completed.

The new medical centre for Lattimore and Village Surgery has been built next to the Caledon Community Centre, creating a hub of core community services together with the existing library and parish council base also on site.

The new site in Caledon Road, now known as Summerfield Health Centre, is a replacement for the surgery's former smaller premises in London Colney High Street.

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Angela Geldenhuys, practice manager at Lattimore and Village Surgery, said: "We are all delighted that this project has finished. It has been a difficult time for everyone in our community but this new medical centre will help us deal with the everyday challenges facing primary care especially in the current climate.

"We’re really excited to start working from our new home and to be able to welcome our patients to the new medical centre."

Land for the project was made available by London Colney Parish Council. The new building has an eco-friendly design to minimise energy use and space for minor operations and mental health counselling, as well as the practice’s full range of primary care services and clinics.

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Parish council chairman Malcolm MacMillan said: "We feel that we have played a significant role in providing the community with land on which a top class building has been provided. As a community centre which offers seated exercise for seniors and lunches, twice a week, we are keen to play a vital role in social prescribing."

The capital funding for this new medical centre was provided by primary care premises specialist Assura with an ongoing revenue commitment by the Clinical Commissioning Group.