Dear All,

I thought you would appreciate an update on progress with the planned new Coulsdon Medical Centre.

As per my previous message, the local NHS won the bidding to buy the site on Malcolm Road from the council.  In principle agreement has been obtained from the NHS for the £9.8m investment needed for the site (see letter below), but final detailed NHS approval and planning permission are now needed.

I met with the local NHS recently to go through the timings and they have provided the presentation here which they are happy for me to share:

Coulsdon Health Centre pdf

The presentation includes some details of the plans and the services that will be there.

The key milestones in the NHS’s planned timetable are:

  • Final South West London NHS Board Approval – May 2024
  • Submit planning application to Council – June 2024
  • Final detailed NHS England approval – July 2024
  • Planning application approved – August 2024
  • Construction starts: August 2024
  • Services open – Summer 2025

I will stay in regular contact with the NHS to monitor delivery against the milestones above which the NHS has committed to. Here is the Department of Health letter confirming the in-principle availability of the £9.8m in funding:

I will keep everyone updated as I receive more news from the NHS on this important project, which I am doing everything I can to support.  The Mayor Jason Perry, local councillors Ian Parker, Luke Shortland, Mario Creatura, Margaret Bird and Nikhil Thampi as well as local residents’ groups in Coulsdon have all also been very supportive of this project.