One of Hull’s health centres built under the Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) programme has been remodelled to make best use of the available space.

A former dental waiting area within Longhill Health Centre has been transformed into bookable clinical rooms, while extra capacity has been created for an existing GP practice on the ground floor following recent practice mergers.

Artwork has also been added to the reception and waiting areas to brighten the entrance for patients and visitors.

Sewell Construction, who built the original building, completed the work on behalf of Citycare.

This is the latest in a string of remodelling works at LIFT buildings across the city, including the Calvert Centre in West Hull and Wilberforce Health Centre in Hull city centre.

Issy Whitelock, Assistant Development Manager at Citycare, said: “These buildings were specifically designed to be flexible to accommodate future changes, meet the needs of building users and maximise efficiencies.

“The landscape of how GP practices operate is changing and more flexible working areas are required to meet the model of how they now operate.

“They have gone from smaller practices to much larger primary care networks and they are operating from several buildings, not just one, so spaces need to become more clinical to meet their needs.”

Rebecca Clark, Practice Business Manager at East Hull Family Practice, which is based within the health centre, said: “Everything has gone so smoothly throughout the variation work and we are delighted with the outcome.

“The rooms and the artwork in reception look fantastic, and everyone has settled into the space really well.”