Blackburn Partnership Centre
Ground works for the new £7.6-million Blackburn Partnership Centre are scheduled to begin in the coming weeks.
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11th November 2014 update
The project to build a multi-million pound health and council hub in the heart of Blackburn has taken another step forward.
The Scottish Government has approved the outline business case for the £7.6 million Blackburn Partnership Centre and ground development will start at the site over the coming weeks in preparation for construction of the new centre.
The new facility is being developed by West Lothian Council and NHS Lothian and will be built next to the Mill Centre.
Gas, electricity and water supplies to the site will be moved. This will involve digging up and working on pipes and cabling within the site.
Temporary fencing will be erected while that work is going on.
Jim Forrest, joint director of West Lothian Community Health and Care Partnership, said: “These works are an important part of the process to build the new partnership centre in Blackburn.
“This is an exciting development which will allow health and council services to work more closely together in the future.
“The new building will encourage joint shared services, will bring resources closer together and mean greater collaboration between agencies.”
Councillor Frank Toner, chair of West Lothian Community Health and Care Partnership, said: “I’m delighted that plans for Blackburn Partnership Centre are progressing well.
“The new centre will enhance the range of services available locally and boost the local community.”
Building work on the new cnetre is scheduled to start in spring 2015 and it should open in summer 2016.