Developers eye healthcare centre as part of Welwyn Garden City housing plans

PUBLISHED: 11:53 05 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:53 05 July 2018

Pictured is the proposed look of the old Shredded Wheat site in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Supplied.

Pictured is the proposed look of the old Shredded Wheat site in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Supplied.

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Developers of the old Shredded Wheat site have proposed to bring a healthcare service to the centre of Welwyn Garden City.

The Wheat Quarter Limited and Peartree Group Practice have announced that they want to have a wellness centre in Broadwater Road as part of their plans for the site.

Their proposals, currently being assessed as part of Welwyn Hatfield Council’s Local Plan, also involve building around 1,500 homes.

If approved, the wellness centre would occupy a floor of the proposed Civic Building, and provide a range of physical and mental health services.

Jeremy Fooks, director of The Wheat Quarter, said: “We are delighted to be working with such a forward-thinking practice.

“The provision of health and wellness services is an important component of the vision we have for The Wheat Quarter.”

The new Wellness Centre is proposed to have a suite of consulting and treatment rooms, specially designed for practitioners from different disciplines, accessible to all.

The partners at Peartree Group Practice added: “Peartree is a well-established practice with a strong commitment to support our community and patients.

“The aim of this joint venture is to offer holistic healthcare to the community, meeting their health needs and empowering them to maintain their own wellbeing.

“Working with The Wheat Quarter and other health professionals gives us a unique opportunity to improve the physical and mental health of the local community.”

Holistic health practitioners who are interested in the Wellness Centre project can email wellness@thewheatquarter.co.uk for further details.

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