Work is set to begin on a brand new state-of-the-art medical centre on the former site of a fire-hit pub in Wellingborough.
The new Queensway Medical Centre is being built on the site of the old Eagle pub in Olympic Way on the Queensway estate.
The Eagle pub was knocked down in August last year after the building suffered extensive damage in a fire in 2009.
The new centre will replace the existing Queensway Medical Practice in Olympic Way, which was built more than 50 years ago.
Building work is set to be completed by April 2013.
Dr Andrew Wainwright, GP at Queensway Medical Centre, said: “This new surgery will deliver state-of-the-art facilities for our growing patient population and provide a welcoming and accessible health centre for the local community.
“We aim to provide an environment for patients which is modern, fit for purpose, and able to accommodate the growing local patient population.”
The work is being carried out by Leicestershire-based Hallam Contracts.
John Hallam, managing director of the firm, said: “Hallam Contracts are delighted to be working with the partners of Queensway Medical Centre on this exciting new development. We are experienced at working with the NHS and healthcare trusts and understand the need to deliver a functional, future proof building within tight budgetary constraints.”