In 2007, Lord Darzi was commissioned by Government to report on the future of the NHS. Within his interim report he identified inequality in healthcare outcomes and recommended investment in primary care facilities, including the provision of GP led health centres offering flexible access to primary healthcare. With Doncaster identified as a key target location, the Primary Care Trust needed a developer who could respond quickly and deliver a premium quality product.
“The guiding principle will be to ensure that any member of the public can access GP services at any time between 8am and 8pm, seven days a week.”
With in-house construction and development experience; and a suitable site available, Vigo Group were selected to deliver a 10,000 sq ft new build scheme, fitted out to bespoke NHS specifications, in only 4 months. The ability to deliver such a complex project to the finest standards and in such short timescales enabled the centre to open as the first pilot healthcare facility of its kind, coinciding with the release of Lord Darzi’s interim report,
“IMYCO’s management team impressed me with their efficiency and the construction team delivered this large scale and often complex project, on time and to a very high standard”
Devonshire House led the way for the changes in Primary Healthcare across England and continues to provide fair access to healthcare for the local community.