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Testimonials

Grove Medical Centre, Felixstowe

“They enabled us to find a site, prepare an excellent business case to present to the PCT Board, hold a public consultation exercise and negotiate planning. GPI enlisted an award winning architect and arranged a visit to one of his previous surgeries to get ideas. The changes in the NHS structure and requirements during the course of the process have required frequent re-negotiation but the GPI Regional Director has worked tirelessly to seek agreement and to make progress. We are now involved in the building process and GPI have continued to provide an excellent service – smoothly coordinating the contractor, structural engineers, architect, building consultants and the NHS bodies who will share parts of the new building. GPI have helped us to secure the future of our practice and also primary care in our town.”

Dr Feltwell, Grove Medical Centre, Felixstowe

Fleet Health Campus, Gravesend

“Fleet Health Care (Gravesend) Ltd appointed GPI as their premises provider for their new build – White Horse Surgery & Walk in centre; in view of their exemplary track record over many years locally in Kent in late 2008. Since then, they have worked very closely with us helping us navigate a maze of building, structural, legal and operational issues culminating in an up to date and fit for purpose building. The new premise has inspired us to think of new ways of working to meet the challenges of the new NHS. The quality of workmanship provided and their flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances is especially of note. We are very pleased with our association and would highly recommend them as a company dealing with new primary care premises.”

Dr Bhargharwa Vasudhaven, CEO Fleet Health Ltd

 

Northbourne Medical Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea

“Renovation work on our new practice at Thakeham House on the Southlands site is now underway.  The practice is looking forward to continuing to work with GPI and their team in the development of the building.  The doctors and staff are all very engaged with the development and are excited about having more space to enable the practice to provide improved services for its patients.”

The Practice Staff, Northbourne Medical Centre

Lister House Sugery, Wiveliscombe

“The design and build concept for a new surgery in Wiveliscombe is well underway, after years of planning and negotiations the contract, awarded to GPI after competition against two other companies, was agreed. Throughout, GPI have proved to be adaptable, flexible and most importantly, open to the ideas and suggestions of the GPs.”

Peter Moran, Practice Manager, Lister House Surgery

Creffield Medical Practice, Colchester

“I would like to comment on how amazing the transformation from old Victorian Stables into a state of the art medical centre the Creffield Medical Centre has been.  Whilst keeping many of the original features of the building, it is a large, light and spacious interior.  In fact, even when I am not feeling great (why else would you go to the Doctors?!),  the design makes one feel better just entering such a space.  Several features stand out for me.  The fact that the waiting areas are split into three means that you are never crowded, again important if you are not feeling well.  There are several specialist treatment rooms on the ground floor & a lift for people to get to the next level if they are unable to manage stairs.  The staircase is very well situated & the design beaks up a large area to good effect.  Finally an excellent Pharmacy has been incorporated into the building which opens seven days a week & is much appreciated by the patients.  Because of the way the space has been designed there is ability for other ancillary uses e.g. a keep fit programme which is up & running.  All in all a lovely old building which has been very cleverly & sympathetically transformed.” 

Angela Jervis, Patient Participation Group Member, Creffield Medical Practice


“GPI impressed us from our first meeting with their friendly professionalism. We have worked with several members of their team and always found them extremely supportive. GPI’s detailed guidance and support at the time of the move and the completion of the project on the predicted date meant that disruption to routine service was minimal, within two days we were up and running. Patients have commented on the pleasure of visiting such an impressive building and we now feel we have a working environment suitable for the developing need of health care in the 21st century”.

Dr Vivien St Joseph, GP Partner, Creffield Medical Practice

Chapelthorpe Medical Centre

“I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to GPI’s David Sadler for the fantastic new extension that has been completed and officially been handed over to the practice this week. The additional consulting and administration space will make a huge improvement to our working lives.The 16 weeks project has run like clockwork due to the hard work and commitment of all those involved from Martin Bell at Transform Architects, James Butler at Summers Inman to all the contractors at ADH Construction. Whom I can honestly say will be greatly missed, they became part of our team here at Chapelthorpe and always went that extra mile to ensure we were happy.”

Cheryl Wilden, Practice Manager, Chapelthorpe Medical Centre

Homestead Medical Centre, Wakefield

“A new medical centre had for such a long time seemed to be just a dream, until in December last year when GPI handed over our beautiful new spacious and modern building to us.

From the start we were faced with problems and frustrating challenges but with much hard work, and commitment from the Practice, James Totty Architects and GPI we are now working in an environment that is a pleasure to work in. Credit also has to be given to the construction company Wildgoose who worked efficiently throughout and were able to bring forward the completion date by almost a month.Feedback from both staff and patients could only have been positive with one patient saying this week that “it is something of which everyone can be proud”.”A big thank you to all at GPI.

Sarah Huskins, Practice Manager, Homestead Medical Centre

West Calder Medical Centre

“The partners and staff are delighted to have finally taken occupancy of our new medical centre.There were many obstacles in the way, including the disposal of our existing building and finding a suitable site. The site search proved very difficult, and eventually involved building on the site of the local football team, who in turn had to be provided with new facilities.Throughout the process, David Sadler remained totally committed to the project, despite the difficulties. From almost the moment David came on board, we were confident that he would deliver what GPI promised.The practice were fully represented at both design and project meetings, and our input was welcomed.The development has brought together a range of healthcare professionals who had previously been working from different buildings. The benefits of being able to work as a complete multidisciplinary team have been beneficial for all. The building has not only provided us with a modern state of the art building, but has had a tremendous boost for staff morale, with a number of members of staff commenting about how they look forward to coming to work!I would not hesitate to recommend GPI for any future development.”

Hazel Dowling, Practice Manager, West Calder Medical Practice

Anston Medical Centre, Rotherham

“From the outset, this was a very difficult project. GPI assisted by being flexible and also guided the way through the many problems we had.During the construction phase, the Practice was involved all the way. We attended the monthly on-site meetings with everyone involved in the planning and construction. This made us feel really involved and gave us some ‘ownership’ of the building which was constructed on time and within budget.We now have a super, purpose built Branch Surgery, which patients are very happy with and staff enjoy working in. It is also energy efficient and ‘green’, which is a bonus for us.Our dealings with GPI have always been open and frank. David Sadler especially has been extremely helpful and accommodating and it is a pleasure to work with him and the teams from Wildgoose Construction and James Totty Architects. We are so pleased with our new building that we are in discussion with our PCT to demolish our old surgery and build another on the same site with GPI as our preferred Development Company.”

Joe Donohoe, Group Manager, Dinnington Group Practice

South Hylton

“The practice would like to thank GPI for assisting us in the long difficult struggle to procure new premises; the scheme was very difficult and without the support and professionalism of the project team we would not be sitting in our new premises now.

In particular, we would like to thank David Sadler who got the scheme on site and has assisted us through the project. The building is of very high standard and the quality of the work is second to none. The staff are thrilled with their new working environment and we have had nothing but positive feedback from our patients. We would not hesitate to recommend GPI to anyone wishing to develop their premises.”

Jacqui Wylie, Practice Manager, South Hylton Surgery

Bexley, Kent

“West Kent PCT was delighted once more to work with GPI to provide much-needed new primary care premises. GPI have once again produced a high quality GP surgery, which greatly exceeds the original expectations. The surgery layout is imaginative and efficient and makes excellent use of what seemed at the outset of the project to be a fairly restricted space. The practice occupying the new premises will be able to provide many and varied primary care services from the new surgery in a safe, secure environment.”

Monica Blake, West Kent PCT

Hinkley and Bosworth Primary Care Trust

“An excellent working partnership between GPI, Dr Gauntlett and the PCT has ensured that a primary care medical facility is retained within the village of Desford. The conversion of a run-down Grade 2 listed former school in the centre of the village has brought a community building back to life. The success of this sole practitioner scheme has demonstrated GPI’s willingness to work with the PCT on a wide range of schemes.”

Desford

“Desford residents David and Maeve Crocker to Hallam Contracts: “As the project of converting the old school is coming to completion, I am sure that I would echo the sentiments of other neightbours in Main Street to express our thanks for the consideration that your staff have shown to us all whilst on this major building project. We actually live opposite the building. All the works undertaken seem to have been conducted to a very high standard.””Throughout the somewhat lengthy and frustrating process of purchasing the building and agreeing the lease, Andrew and colleagues were always available for clarification of information and support and reassurance when our heads were spinning with all the technical jargon!! We felt to be amongst friends. We thank you both (and GPI) for believing in Desford and for involving us in the decision making process throughout. Our appreciation is heartfelt and genuine, and we look forward to our continuing relationship over the coming years.”

Dr Gauntlett and Mrs J Gauntlett, Practice Manager

Orchard Surgery, Dereham, Norfolk

“We were very impressed with GPI. At the start of the project we met with several development companies who were all keen to ‘do business’ with us. We chose GPI because they were far more approachable and willing to be flexible over the design of the new building. In the planning stages we changed the suggested design of the building on numerous occasions. We had many meetings to agree on Room Data Sheets and were very pleased with the specifications that were finally agreed.
We would fully recommend GPI to anyone embarking on a new surgery build project. They are extremely knowledgeable, have a wealth of past experience in surgery builds, are approachable, easy to contact and deliver what they promise.”

Dr Andrew Marczewski, GP Partner at Orchard Surgery, Dereham
Mrs Rachel Crampton, Practice Manager

Dumfries

“We have found GPI a very easy company to work with in particular David Sadler. David took the time to listen to our concerns and needs and was very helpful enabling us to stamp our own identity on this splendid new medical centre.”

Dr P Clayton

Gainsborough

“Cleveland Surgery is a wonderful building. GPI have been excellent to work with, responsive to need and caring about results. We are delighted with our surgery, the patients are amazed at the quality of the building and the Doctors and staff actually look forward to coming to work.”

Dr Hunt & Partners

Bearsted Medical Practice, Maidstone

“After several discussions with different surgery developers we chose GPI – we didn’t re-locate as they purchased an adjourning car park (brilliant idea!). The ongoing negotiations with GPI produced surgery premises that are at least three times larger than our old premises, in a location that pleases the patients and a working environment that has boosted the morale of all the practice team.””We found GPI to be very professional, experienced and conducive to General Practice needs – we are pleased to have found them.”

Jane Jarrett, Practice Manager

Northlands Wood Surgery, Haywards Heath

“Working closely with the Northlands Wood practice, the former constituent Mid Sussex PCT decided to move the project forward to acquire the site and a known private developer, General Practice Investment Corporation Ltd (GPI) was chosen as its Private Developer Partner.””The PCT were also keen on the use of GPI in view of its links with a familiar Architectural Partnership, Architects Design and Management, which have designed two previous schemes to our great satisfaction. Indeed, the project in question was designed with the close input of the Northlands Wood Practice and the flexibility of GPI enabled an excellent working relationship to be present across the lifespan of the building process.”

M W Pritchard, West Sussex Primary Care Trust

Hamilton

“GPI proved to be highly professional and efficient developers of our new surgery building. This was delivered on time and within the National Rent Cost Limits and has proved to be of excellent quality. All the practice team are delighted with our move.”

Dr Dacie & Partners

Mid-Sussex PCT

“Mid-Sussex PCT has enjoyed a 5 year relationship with GPI who have been an integral partner in the development of our Estates and Premises strategy. GPI work within all DoH Estates Requirements and work well with both the PCT and the individual medical practitioners alike taking note of requirements and preferences where appropriate. They ensure that schemes are built to the highest standards and delivered in a timely fashion.”

Mike Pritchard, Senior Manager, Estates & Facilities and Accredited Security Management Specialist, Mid Sussex PCT

Ashby Clinic, Scunthorpe

“The building is everything you promised it would be and was completed ahead of schedule. I am grateful to you and all your company for the efficient and professional manner in which you helped us design a building fit for purpose and were so accommodating at all times even when during the build we requested some small alterations. In particular I would like to thank you for the minimal disruption caused to the practice and neighborhood during the building work. I would certainly recommend you and GPI to any of my colleagues wishing to develop new premises.”

Dr Graham Hayes, Ashby Clinic, Scunthorpe

North Lincolnshire Council

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank your company for all its excellent work re. Ashby Clinic, Scunthorpe. The completed building is a credit to all concerned and your company’s commitment to working with the various partners to achieve this project has been second to none. Thanks once again for all your work on this project and I very much hope we have the opportunity to work with you in the future.”

Chris Ellerby, Assistant Corporate Property Officer, North Lincolnshire Council

GPI, East Sussex PCT, the Practice and patients have all been delighted with the results, which have transformed medical service provision in Rye:”It has brought us into the 21st century giving us the ability to expand and do a great deal better. It has been a pleasure working with GPI. Everything has gone remarkably smoothly and we are overjoyed with the result.”