Green light for Keighley’s new health and wellbeing centre

Keighley’s new health and wellbeing centre has secured a £3.4m capital contribution, after Community Ventures developed, programme managed and wrote the business case to secure the funding.

The funding will come as part of a Towns Fund grant from the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. It means detailed development can get underway, with the centre due to be complete within three years.

The new centre will include a range of health services, including GPs, community care, mental health, dental care, training and more. It will be built on a brownfield site in the town centre, which was formerly occupied by Keighley College.

As well as helping Keighley residents keep healthy, it will also bring around 200 jobs to the town centre.

Community Ventures Management are providing support to deliver the outline and full Towns Fund business cases.

Jude Wildgoose, as Project Director and Area Director for Bradford and Airedale Estates Partnership, said:

“We’ve worked on business cases for many health centres before, but this has been one of the most rewarding to work on. It will make such a difference to the town, and we can’t wait to see it up and running.”

Nicola Gundill, as Project Manager and business case author for Community Ventures, said she was delighted the scheme was going ahead.

“The project will give such benefits to the community in Keighley, and it’s been so exciting to be involved.”