Image revealed for £18m Hull medical centre
The community diagnostics centre lined up for Albion Street has been designed by FaulknerBrowns Architects.
The CDC will cover a wide range of healthcare areas. FaulknerBrowns’ CGI shows a two-storey building with an entrance on the corner of Albion Street and Bond Street.
The centre will feature a range of services including MRI, X-ray, CT scanning and ultrasounds and is expected to provide more than 100 jobs.
CDCs are being developed across the country in a bid to better identify health problems early and improve outcomes for patients with conditions including cancer, stroke, heart disease and respiratory conditions, as well as reducing waiting times and pressures on acute hospital sites.
Cllr Linda Chambers, portfolio holder public health at Hull City Council, said: “The CDC is a fabulous project at Albion Square and it’s exciting that we’re able to see what it may look like.
“Albion Square is a significant development in the city and seeing this visual really starts bring it to life.”
Plans for the CDC were submitted in late 2023 after Hull City Council’s cabinet approved for the development to go ahead.
The NHS secured £16m in funding from the Department of Health and Social Care to develop a CDC in Hull, £12m of which will go towards construction of the facility, with the remaining amount allocated for clinical equipment.
The council will contribute £2m of funding from the existing Albion Square capital budget to support building costs.
Across a number of community diagnostics schemes being advanced across Humber and North Yorkshire, £80m is being invested, giving capacity for 1m additional diagnostic procedures annually.
The CDC will be accessible for all patients, with bus services directly serving the location and Paragon Interchange only a short walk away.
Jonathan Lofthouse, group chief executive for Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “Thousands of tests are performed locally across the NHS each week, helping to identify disease, diagnose problems or confirm diagnoses and then shape patients’ future treatment and ongoing care.
“The development of a new Community Diagnostic Centre will be a significant step forward for Hull and the surrounding area, as not only will it speed up access to NHS care, but it will also create over 100 NHS jobs for local people once it’s fully operational.
“Waiting for tests can be the cause of real anxiety for some people, so the CDC will enable our staff to carry out those tests more quickly and enable patients to undergo multiple tests at the same visit if required, in some cases seven days a week.”
Preparatory work has already begun on the development, with Albion Street car park undergoing reconstruction.