Work is now underway on a £2.3 million improvement project for a health centre in south London.

Waldron Health Centre, situated in Amersham Vale, New Cross, is set to see a range of new and improved facilities as part of the significant investment.

Constructed in 2008, the four-story building has been a vital hub for integrated health and social care services for more than 16 years.

The extensive improvements to the health centre, which was established under the NHS LIFT Programme, involve an increase in the health space and creation of new areas intended for community use.

One addition includes a new 'labyrinth' community garden space outside the central entrance, equipped with a range of seating areas for visitors, and trees and plants in a 'labyrinth' design.

The centre will also see enhancements in key facilities, and improved health services within the building.

News Shopper: The health centre has been providing services for the community since 2008The health centre has been providing services for the community since 2008 (Image: Google Maps)

The remodelling of the centre will include a new reception area, a new interview room for medical appointments, and improvements to the current heating and ventilation systems.

The project is being delivered with the help of a range of partners, including Community Health Partnerships, Fulcrum, South East London Integrated Care System, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, North Lewisham Primary Care Network and One Health Lewisham.

Fulcrum general manager Ian Butterworth said: "Waldron already plays a vital role in supporting the health and wellbeing of the local community but we are always looking for ways to increase and improve the facilities available to residents.

"By creating more clinical space for NHS staff, new areas for community groups, improved visitor facilities and a new community garden, the improvement works now underway will be a huge boost to local residents at such an important time for community health."

Ceri Jacob, Lewisham Place executive lead, SEL ICB, said: "I am delighted that the work on the Waldron is underway.

"Service providers and local residents are working together to ensure the refurbishment results in enhanced facilities for local residents and clinical staff and that it supports integrated and joined-up services for the local population."

Improvements have been planned to ensure that the current health and social services within the building continue throughout the construction phase.

Completion of the project is expected over the summer months.

Highlighting the benefits to the local communities, Dr Neil Goulbourne, chief strategy, partnerships and transformation officer for Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, said: "As a Trust, we’re proud to work with our partners to deliver services in the Waldron Health Centre.

"I’m so pleased that this refurbishment is underway and that it will further develop the exceptional care we provide to the people of New Cross and wider south east London."