The new £15m Urgent Treatment Centre at Great Western Hospital has reached an important milestone. 

The hospital recently announced concrete flooring been poured into the foundation. 

This means construction can start on the building itself. 

A GWH spokeswoman said: “The demolition of the old building was completed a few months back and, in recent weeks, the work has focused on laying the foundations – in such a way that the new one-storey Urgent Treatment Centre will be sturdy enough to have up to a further four floors added at a later date, if needed. 

“Now, the concrete flooring is setting which will mean construction work can commence on the building itself in the coming days and weeks, as the new Urgent Treatment Centre will start to take shape ahead of its grand opening in spring next year.”

The building is expected to be ‘bigger and brighter’ than the old urgent care centre. 

A temporary urgent treatment centre building has been built behind the Shalbourne Suite while construction work is taking place.