Building the Surgery

A new building very quickly becomes something that seems to have been there for all time and for children still of junior school age, the Market Lavington health centre falls into that class already. And for many others, this is such an everyday building that it is already just part of the village scene.

It is, of course, entirely 21st century and this was the scene on 3rd December 2003.

Work on the surgery begins - December 2003

Work on the surgery begins – December 2003

The road entrance is being prepared as a matter of priority. Construction traffic could then be got off the main road.

From the Fiddington Clay roundabout

From the Fiddington Clay roundabout

Things went ahead rapidly from then on. By February 4th 2004 real building work was under way.

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A new building begins to rise up

And ten years ago, the building looked complete.

The new surgery is externally complete

The new surgery is externally complete

No doubt internal finishing and a bit of landscaping were still needed but from a distance the new building was already settling in.

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The new building appears to be nestled under the downs

By 2006 the building was already looking like an established part of the village. We can see that hedges and shrubs have been planted.

By 2006 the surgery was well established

By 2006 the surgery was well established

Since then the building has sprouted some solar panels and the shrubs and hedges have grown up which breaks up the rather harsh outlines of the new building.

Ten years on our surgery is well established.

 

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