THE work on Clydebank’s new £19m health centre has been started by BAM construction.

Once completed in autumn 2021, the new three-storey healthcare facility will bring together six GP practices to serve around 40,000 patients.

The new centre will also accommodate district nurses, health visitors and social work, dental and podiatry departments – in order to provide a full range of enhanced healthcare on the site.

Delivered in partnership with hub West Scotland, on behalf of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Clydebank Health Care Centre will be located within the Queens Quay development area.

Bruce Dickson, regional director at BAM Construction, said: “We are delighted to be working with hub West Scotland and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde on another transformational health project.

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“At a time when questions are being asked about the contribution of infrastructure to society, once opened, this will be a great example of how a building can improve a community.

“It’s also good to be back working in Clydebank where we have previously delivered the college and leisure centre, the latter also for hub West Scotland.”

Iain Marley, chief executive, hub West Scotland, added: “This investment will deliver high quality facilities that enable transformational improvements in the delivery of health and social care services in West Dunbartonshire and our commitment to community investment means that the project is already benefitting local communities through jobs and business opportunities.”