Planning application submitted for new GP Surgery on site of former Tooks Bakery

Published21st December 2022

A planning application for the creation of a brand new GP Surgery building to serve the north west of Ipswich has been submitted by Ipswich Borough Council’s consultant, KLH Architects.

Ipswich Borough Council, who owns the land for the proposed new GP Surgery, has been working in partnership with NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board (ICB) and Cardinal Medical Practice (CMP) with the aim of increasing GP capacity in the north-west of Ipswich.

This partnership is looking to deliver improved access to healthcare, improved health outcomes, and to address the anticipated population growth in Ipswich.

If approved, the former Tooks site at the junction of Bury Road and Old Norwich Road would see a brand new building complete with 29 clinic rooms, 11 nurse rooms and a minor operating suite being built.

Councillor Martin Cook, Portfolio Holder for Major Capital Schemes at Ipswich Borough Council, says:

“This is such an important development for the people of north-west Ipswich.

“Once complete it will be one of the biggest GP Surgeries in the Ipswich area which will enable the Cardinal Medical Practice to deliver a wide range of services under one modern roof.

“I am really pleased that Ipswich Borough Council, working with the NHS, is taking the next steps to drive this project forward and look forward to seeing it take shape in the future.”

If agreed by the Council’s planning committee, works are due to commence on site in 2024 with a completion date in 2025.

You can find full details of the planning application on the Council’s website at: Online Planning Information - Select Search (