New health centre is green in more ways than one

The new super surgery under construction at the junction of Trafford Way with St Sepuchre Gate West,  Doncaster.
The new super surgery under construction at the junction of Trafford Way with St Sepuchre Gate West, Doncaster.
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HEALTH chiefs have explained the choice of bright colours used on the new super surgery in Doncaster town centre.

Most of the building, to be known as the Flying Scotsman when it opens by the end of November, is painted a shade of blue to co-ordinate with the colour of the NHS logo.

And the green exterior block tiles - some say turquoise - were requested by planners to take their colour cue from other town centre buildings, including the neighbouring Leopard pub in West Street, which has a pre-war tiled frontage.

The £8 million building should be finished by mid-November and the eight-till-eight walk-in GP surgery - currently housed in Devonshire House, South Parade - will transfer there a fortnight later.

Flying Scotsman will also house a new dental surgery, pharmacy, and the patients’ advisory service.

The building will be ‘green’ in other aspects, being fitted with solar panels and built to reduce over-heating from direct sun.