Thursday 18 January 2018

Development gets under way on new Primary Care Centre in Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Ulster Bank invests €5million in Clarington Primary Care development.

Development will commence today on a new Primary Care Centre in Celbridge, Co. Kildare into which Ulster Bank will invest €5million and Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland Ltd will invest a further €2.3 million. Clarington Primary Care, a joint venture between Centric Health and Leading Edge Project Directors, are the developers of this project. The new facilities will enable the HSE to significantly increase the range and type of health care that they can provide locally to the community and the completed facility will open to the Public in January 2017.

Clarington Primary Care has previously developed two Primary Care Centres, one on the Navan Road, Dublin 7 and one in Newbridge, Co. Kildare. There is a strong combination of skill sets with Centric Health playing a major role in the provision of General Practice and other medical services in both Ireland and the UK and Leading Edge Project Directors providing the expertise in relation to all stages of the build project.

This new development, to be named Áras Sláinte, will comprise of a 37,000 square foot bespoke facility with three anchor tenants to include; the Health Service Executive; a general practice operated by Centric Health and a pharmacy operated by Mangan Pharmacies. The Centre will also accommodate a well-proportioned physiotherapy gym, occupational therapy gym and a purpose-built wound treatment clinic in addition to a range of other clinic and group meeting rooms, a café and a convenience store.

Speaking at the sod turning ceremony at the development site today, Councilor Frank O’Rourke, Kildare County Council, said: “This facility will provide essential health services for the people of Celbridge and surrounding areas.  I want to compliment all those involved in developing this project. It will provide a much needed and comprehensive long term health service and provide much needed jobs in the construction phase in the medium term.”

Leading Edge Project Directors led by Managing Director PJ Monaghan will act as Project Directors in respect of the overall development. Leading Edge Project Directors are based in Dublin but have been very active in the Kildare region over the last 10 years. They were the Project Directors responsible for the €50 million Pipers Hill Education Campus in Naas and it were also involved in the delivery of the Newbridge Primary Care Centre which opened its doors in March 2013. They are currently acting as the Project Director for the €50 million Phase II expansion of Kildare Village Outlet in Kildare Town and also the €8 million Primary Health Care Facility located in Kildare Town.

Gervaise McAteer, Head of Commercial Real Estate at Ulster Bank, said: “Ulster Bank is delighted to support Clarington Primary Care in the development of this new Healthcare Facility in Celbridge, Co Kildare.  This investment will provide a high quality healthcare service to the local area in addition to supporting jobs in both the Construction and Healthcare Sectors. It is just one example of many transactions that UB is funding in support of local communities across Ireland”.

The Centric Health Celbridge Medical & Dental Practice will comprise a team of clinical doctors and nurses including four GPs, Dr. Sean O’Brien, Dr. Sybille O’Brien, Dr. Peter Moran and Dr. Anna Bardos after the amalgamation of their practices into a partnership. A local dental practice owned by Dr Paul O’ Boyle, Riverside Dental practice will also be part of the Medical & Dental practice.

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