A new NHS facility is being developed for Bromley town centre to keep up with pressure from a growing population.

Bromley CCG is developing plans for a health and wellbeing centre in central Bromley following a successful bid for funding from the NHS executive’s estates and technology transformation fund.

According to a spokesman for the CCG, the centre should be open by 2020.

Mark Cheung, chief financial officer for NHS Bromley CCG said, “Although it is still in the early planning stages, we are very excited by the opportunity to develop plans for a new health and wellbeing centre in the centre of Bromley.

"This will join other centres such as the Beckenham Beacon and Orpington Health and Wellbeing Centre in helping us address the particular health needs of the populations living in those areas.

"The centre of Bromley has a large and growing proportion of young families and children and is projected to grow further from the planned residential and commercial developments in that part of Bromley”.

Michael Rutherford, councillor for Bromley Town, said: "Bromley council and the NHS are now working together to bring a health and wellbeing centre to our town.

"The facility will come with additional GP capacity, outpatients, X-Rays, physio and some maternity services.

"It will take the pressure of the PRU and be based on the edge of Bromley town centre with good bus links and parking. Public consultation will start in the next few months."

A spokesman for the CCG said the centre will play a "major role" in providing care for patients through improved GP practice facilities.

The site of the centre has not yet been announced.