Surgery targets Belle Vue House

An artist's impression of the proposed new medical centre in Sudbury. ANL-151203-141650001
An artist's impression of the proposed new medical centre in Sudbury. ANL-151203-141650001

A medical practice with more than 22,000 patients in Sudbury has applied for funding to build a new facility at Belle Vue House.

Hardwicke House Group Medical Practice, Suffolk’s largest GP surgery, has applied for funding from NHS England in a bid to relocate from its outgrown premises in Stour Street and Meadow Lane.

Hardwicke House group practice manager David Cripps said Belle Vue House would be an ideal location for a much-needed expansion.

“The possibility of funding came along at the same time that Belle Vue came on to the market,” he said. “The two things came together quite nicely.

“It is a brilliant location for what could be a landmark building facing up King Street towards St Peter’s.

“It’s not terribly attractive there, so we could put a building in place that would make the town a little bit more attractive from that view point.”

Belle Vue House, which is within walking distance of the train and bus stations, is currently for sale with estate agents Strutt and Parker, which is marketing the property on behalf of land owner Babergh District Council.

Hardwicke House will find out the outcome of its application by the end of the month.