Plans have been agreed for a new purpose-built medical practice in Hertford town centre. Wallace House Surgery will open new premises at Lea Wharf, the waterside development built by Chase New Homes. Replacing outdated facilities in St Andrew Street, the new surgery will provide more space, additional consulting rooms, higher patient capacity and a wider range of health services for the people of Hertford.
The new state-of-the-art premises at Lea Wharf, conveniently located in Bircherley Street, will be able to accommodate a wide range of services all under one roof. Partners at Wallace House Surgery have agreed these new premises with Chase New Homes and expect to move into their new surgery at Lea Wharf this autumn. The current premises, a listed Georgian building in St Andrew Street, has become unfit for purpose and many services have had to be outsourced due to lack of space. The practice’s surgery at Calton Court will remain open.
Rachael Hunt, Practice Manager at Wallace House Surgery, said: “We are delighted to sign this agreement for the new surgery at Lea Wharf. This new treatment centre represents a significant investment into improving healthcare services for the local community in Hertford. We appreciate the support of Chase New Homes, as without their help this new surgery would not have been possible. By relocating to a larger practice, offering more services and being able to help more patients, we will be able to improve standards and cut waiting times. We are keen to reassure patients as we make this transition, and we look forward to welcoming them to Lea Wharf in the near future.”
Not only does the new surgery allow for an increase in patient numbers, it will also offer more training opportunities for doctors and nurses. There will be six to eight training roles for health professionals in the centre at any one time, further strengthening the team and creating jobs.
Paul Bennett from Chase New Homes said: “Confirming the agreement for Wallace House Surgery to relocate to Lea Wharf is fantastic news and we are thrilled to be able to play an integral part in boosting the health of the residents of Hertford. This new surgery will not only provide excellent healthcare services on the doorstep, but forms part of the regeneration of this part of Hertford Town Centre which includes a range of shops, restaurants and other facilities that will make it a great place to live.”
Set in a prime waterside position, on the banks of the River Lee Navigation, which flows into the River Lea, Lea Wharf is a landmark collection of 98 one and two-bedroom apartments in the heart of Hertford’s town centre. Set to launch a brand new show home, the development forms a key element in the ongoing regeneration of the town centre and incorporates a central waterside piazza with restaurants, cafés, shops and a fitness studio, creating a vibrant place for the entire community. Residents of the apartments will enjoy convenient, contemporary living with features including a uniformed concierge service and a private roof garden.
The team at Wallace House Surgery welcomes feedback from patients and the wider community into services they need and want at the new surgery. If you have any suggestions or concerns, please contact the Patient Participation Group at: https://www.wallacehousesurgery.co.uk/practice-information/patient-participation-group/
Prices at Lea Wharf start form £299,995 for a one-bedroom apartment. For further information or to register your details to receive updates ahead of the new show home launching on Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th May, please call 01992 940 955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org