The team at The
Family Surgery - first founded in east Manchester
more than 40 years ago – are moving to brand new premises at Lime Square in
Openshaw later this year.
With two doctors
and a further 11 members of staff the new first floor premises at Lime Square
will give the team at the surgery much more room to offer a greater range of
services to patients, as well as the opportunity for further expansion.
The practice is
currently based in a converted shop on Ashton New Road in Clayton and the
partners Dr Tim Saeed and Dr Akeel Jamil have been on the lookout for new
premises for a number of years.
The new Lime Square premises cover 6,124 sq ft giving the team
at The Family Surgery four times more space to cater for the practice’s 5,000
patients in a purpose built space.
is currently underway to transform the space above the retail outlets at
Lime Square into the state of the art
surgery which will have a lift as well as a stairway taking patients up to the
first floor. Work is currently on
schedule to be completed by August this year.
Dr Akeel Jamil
said: “I think it’s fair to say we have outgrown our current building and we
have been looking for new premises for some time now. This is a fantastic
location for us and the move will enable us to look at the services we deliver
and give us much more flexible space for our patients as well as our staff.”
Dr Tim Saeed,
added: “We are hoping to move to our new location here at Lime
Square in August and are working towards a seamless transfer to
our new practice. We hope our patients will be pleased with the move and that
it’s going to offer them much more convenience in terms of parking and other
facilities as well as more space and in a light and modern environment.”
Lime Square, off
Ashton Old Road in Openshaw is owned by Dransfield Properties Ltd.
The company has
worked closely with New East Manchester and Manchester City Council on the
strategic regeneration of this part of east Manchester,
bringing a new district centre to the area.
The centre is home
to a Morrisons store as well further retail outlets. Three more units are
currently under construction including
a new 1,453 sq ft pharmacy which is on schedule to open alongside the new
practice as part of this phase of works which represents a further £850,000 investment in the area.
surveyor at Dransfield Properties, James Shepherd, said: “We are delighted to
be welcoming The Family Surgery to Lime Square.
This is an ideal location for the practice with good access and parking and
other facilities for patients. Work is progressing very well and we look forward
to the practice moving across later in the summer.”
information about The Family Surgery visit www.thefamilysurgery.co.uk and more details about Lime
Square please visit www.lime-sq.co.uk
Picture shows James Shepherd from Lime
Square owners Dransfield Properties with GP Partners
Dr Akeel Jamil and Dr Tim Saeed as well as joint practice
managers Judith Lydiatt and Audrey Walker at the new premises currently under
construction at Lime Square.