Beacon Centre Open for Business

4th June 2013 0

The Beacon Centre for Health was opened to the public on 13th May 2013. This 3300sqm development is the largest primary care facility in Swansea and is the culmination of 6 years work by the project team. The Beacon brings together the Harbourside Practice, SA1 Practice, Eastside Dental, ABMU Therapies, Swansea University School of Medicine and Coop Pharmacy to form a unique mix of services for the east of Swansea. The facility will see over 1000 people a day from all around Swansea but predominantly the East areas of Port Tennant, St Thomas and Grenfield Park. Situated on the prestigious SA1 development at the gateway to Swansea the design had to be to a high standard and also achieve BREEAM Excellent. Built by local company Dawnus Construction, this facility has a 4 story atrium space with an ornamental fig tree growing from the ground. The atrium space provides a calm and welcoming area for visitors and staff alike and pulls together all of the groups into one collective form.

ABMU”s Swansea Locality Director Jan Worthy said: “The patient population in the east of Swansea has increased considerably over the past few years and demand for services, especially from GPs or dentists, is continuing to rise.

“We needed to provide more space for our primary care services within the area and decided to develop a modern, spacious healthcare centre which provides a greater range of services. The new centre is light and airy and provides a welcoming environment for patients. I am delighted with the result.”

Rob James, Apollo’s Operations Director and also involved in the scheme from initial appointment stated “to be part of this scheme from presentation to completion has been a privilege. Seeing 6 years of work opening to the public is extremely gratifying. The project groups vision, drive and determination has provided the east of Swansea with a fantastic facility capable of dealing with the growing demands on Primary Care in Wales. To provide an exemplar project such as the Beacon is an opportunity for Apollo to demonstrate our commitment to local investment, attention to detail and high quality outcomes for all involved.

The official opening is taking place at the beginning of July 2013.

For further information contact Rob James on rob.james@apollomedical.co.uk or 07881 921 364.