Worthing healthcare centre developing fast

Released: Monday, 24 October 2022

Worthing's new health centre is going up fast!

Construction of the state-of-the-art Worthing Integrated Care Centre (WICC) is going well, with the foundations of the building having reached its highest point and external work getting underway.

Cllr Dr Beccy Cooper, the Leader of Worthing Borough Council, was recently joined by other councillors and representatives of the partners involved in the project to see how the site is developing.

Funded by the Council, the WICC will provide GP, mental health, community and dentistry services under one roof, as well as providing a pharmacy and additional services for families and young children.

The new facility is being built on the site of the Council's former car park in Stoke Abbott Road, and will see Worthing Medical Group, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust services move into the new care centre.

A new multi-storey car park with electric vehicle charging points and cycle parking will also be constructed adjacent to the WICC.

Cllr Cooper said:

“The Worthing Integrated Care Centre will bring together much-needed health services for our communities. I am keen to work in partnership with our NHS to make sure that we are providing the right environment and the right care to keep all members of our Worthing community well and healthy.”

Richard Watts, Area Director at Galliford Try, said:

“We're delighted to be working on this flagship project, creating a community health hub that will benefit the people of Worthing and the surrounding area for so many years to come.”

When complete, the WICC will boast some of the highest environmental standards with an air source heat pump that will provide the majority of heating, as well as photovoltaic solar panels. The development is expected to be completed in 2023.

Photo: The Worthing Integrated Care Centre site in Stoke Abbott Road

PR22-204 - The Worthing Integrated Care Centre site in Stoke Abbott Road

Photo: Cllr Beccy Cooper, Leader of Worthing Borough Council, making a speech at the WICC's topping out ceremony

PR22-204 - Cllr Beccy Cooper, Leader of Worthing Borough Council, making a speech at the WICC's topping out ceremony

Photo: Cllr Beccy Cooper, Leader of Worthing Borough Council, tightening the bolt on the final beam at the WICC site

PR22-204 - Cllr Beccy Cooper, Leader of Worthing Borough Council, tightening the bolt on the final beam at the WICC site

Photo: Group shot of Worthing councillors and representatives of the partners involved with the WICC project

PR22-204 - Group shot of Worthing councillors and representatives of the partners involved with the WICC project

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