New pharmacy now complete

Sewell Construction has completed the delivery of new premises for a major pharmaceutical company, which is expected to open in December.

Lloyds Pharmacy is relocating to the bespoke retail building as part of a new health campus in Morrill Street, Hull, replacing their existing operations in the east of the city. The pharmacy will be directly across the road from the recently re-modelled Morrill Street Health Centre and New Green Surgery, ensuring a full-service offer to 18,000 patients. The new development is a Hull Citycare Ltd investment.

Citycare’s Development Manager Dan Simmons said:

“Having worked with local service providers to reimagine the Morrill Street Health Campus a few years ago, we knew that a pharmacy would be the final piece of the jigsaw for patients and visitors. By having a pharmacy on the door step of the health centres, patients are able to collect their prescriptions on campus, without having to make another journey, particularly important for those patients who are less mobile.”

Sewell delivered to tight timescales to ensure the relocation could run smoothly, maintaining security on site and managing traffic flow on a one way street, in the heart of a busy residential area.

Dave Major, Construction Site Manager said:

“We’ve now completed the building, giving Lloyds a four-week period to complete the internal fit-out for opening. All has gone very well, the only challenge has been working in a limited space.”

Lauren Boyce, Regional Development Manager for Lloyds Pharmacy, said:

“Lloyds Pharmacy is pleased to be relocating to these purpose-built premises, which will enable us to better meet the needs of our patients in Hull. The larger building will be fitted to our new European Pharmacy Network specification, offering a bright, modern pharmacy space which will allow our colleagues to offer customers an improved service.”