New Anchor Healthcare Centre officially opens
07 May 2012
The new state of the art Anchor Health Centre in Peacehaven will be officially opened on Friday 27 April at 7pm by champion marathon runner and former Great Britain long distance athlete Richard Nerurkar MBE. And it is with thanks to many local firms that the project has been successfully completed.
Law firm Adams & Remers who dealt with the leases for the new £4 million Anchor Health Centre in Peacehaven, Sussex.
Steve Mead Chartered Legal Executive at Adams & Remers said: “It’s wonderful to see the centre being opened. Locals have been watching with great interest as huge girders and deep chalk pits have grown into a beautiful new building resulting in the practice being able to move out of their temporary accommodation.”
Steve Mead continues: “Adams & Remers has been involved from the outset and assisted in securing a long 125-year lease from the Co-Op and dealt with the grant of various sub leases of parts of the building. We have also assisted in setting up the construction documents and warranties on behalf of the Anchor team. It’s our third new health centre project in recent years and we are delighted to have played a role in such a useful new facility for the community.”
Brighton-based Chartered Accountants Feist Hedgethorne worked alongside Adams & Remers on the project. Paul Feist from Feist Hedgethorne said: “We are delighted to have been involved with a substantial project which is delivering something so positive to the local community. The new surgery is an example of how local firms can work together on a project and we are delighted to have played a role in supporting it.”
Dr Andy Starling from the Anchor Healthcare Centre said: “We are really excited that the work is now all complete and looking forward to welcoming the local community to take advantage of the new facilities. The building is being described by some as the “cathedral” of Peacehaven, with its elegant lines, glass fronted entrance, circular tower and the feature round window to the south. We rather like that comparison!”
After five years in temporary accommodation the Anchor Healthcare Centre team is revelling in the space and light of the building. In addition to GP services they are working with other practices to develop services for all the residents of Peacehaven, whether they are registered with the Meridian Surgery or not. So far chiropody, district nurse and osteopathy services are available and more health care professionals are expected to be added in the coming months.
Dr Andy Starling explained the thinking behind the new health centre’s name: “We chose Anchor because we were seeking a strong, nautical image for our cliff top community; an image that conveys a place of safety and security in the middle of all the troubles of modern life.”