Braintree District Council will exhibit its refreshed plans for the area behind the Town Hall in Braintree during a public exhibition next month (Thursday, June 15th).
At the event the Council will unveil its latest thinking and concept proposals, which looks set to be home to a modern primary healthcare facility (to replace the existing Mount Chambers surgery), a pharmacy, a new bus interchange and new high-quality public realm.
Mount Chambers – one of Braintree’s largest GP surgeries with 13,900 patients has been campaigning for new, modern facilities for more than ten years. The surgery has outgrown its current building hidden behind Coggeshall Road and is not able to provide 21st century health care and it has, on occasion, had to use converted broom cupboards to treat patients.
In July 2016 the Council took the decision to fund and deliver the scheme itself following the termination of an agreement with the previous developers after contractual obligations were not met.
The public exhibition, to be held at the Town Hall in Braintree from 3pm until 7pm on Thursday, June 15th, will be residents’ first chance to see the latest concepts from award-winning architects AHR who have designed successful, high-profile town centre regeneration schemes in many towns and cities across the UK.
Following the exhibition, a paper will go to a meeting of the Council’s Cabinet in the Autumn, to agree investment in the project. From there it is expected that a planning application will be submitted by the end of the year.