New images released today reveal the progress on a new multi-million pound Aberdeen health centre.
Work on the £7.6 million Foresterhill Health Centre is well under way, with health chiefs saying construction is set to be completed by spring next year.
The new facility will host the Elmbank Group Practice, Westburn Medical Group, Aberdeen Health and Social Care Partnership, and Boots Pharmacy.
A spokeswoman for NHS Grampian said: “Construction work on the £7.6m Foresterhill Health Centre is progressing well and is on schedule for completion in spring 2018.
“Foresterhill Health Centre will host two GP practices, Elmbank Group Practice and Westburn Medical Group, and serve more than 15,000 patients by providing more than 1,000 appointments a week.
“The three-storey building will feature a retail pharmacy as well as a base for staff from Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership.
“The health centre will also offer dedicated space for Allied Health Professionals, who will provide speech and language therapy, podiatry and dietetics.
“In addition to providing hugely improved facilities available to patients and staff at Foresterhill Health Centre, the relocation of the existing building will pave the way for the £150m new ANCHOR cancer centre and Baird Family Hospital.”
Work on the new centre began in March this year with the cutting of the first turf.
At the time, NHS Grampian chairman Professor Stephen Logan described the work on the centre as a “crucial step” in the health board’s plan to build £150m of new facilities on the Foresterhill site over the next five years.
In 2014, the Scottish Government announced there would be investment for two new health centres on the city’s Foresterhill site.
Following a public consultation it was revealed that the facilities would be called The Baird Family Hospital and the ANCHOR Centre.