Ellisons Solicitors are pleased to have acted for the Partners of the Abbey Field Medical Centre in respect of the grant of a new long lease from Colchester Borough Council for their new facilities and the grant of a sublease. The matter was part of the redevelopment at The Garrison, and as part of the transaction the Practice has also purchased the freehold of a small additional building.

The Abbey Field Medical Centre was previously known as The Mersea Road Doctors Surgery and had two sites, one on Creffield Road and one on Mersea Road.

The Surgery has approximately 12,000 patients and was formed after the end of World War II.

Philip Roberts, Partner within the Commercial Property department at Ellisons, acted for the Practice which will have a grand opening to take place on Saturday 7th September.

Nicky Young, Practice Manager, said, “We are delighted with the new Medical Centre. We aim to continue to provide excellent customer care in a modern health care centre setting. The new facilities have enabled us to improve access and provide more services for our patients. Already we have expanded our services to include physiotherapy with plans to extend this further.’’

Nicky commented further on the overall transaction: ‘‘Having never managed anything other than domestic legal affairs, I was suddenly faced with a number of business legal transactions to be managed; ceasing the leases on two buildings, agreeing the terms and conditions on the lease to the new medical centre as well as the sub lease to Portland Road Medical Centre and the purchase of the smaller building.

‘‘Philip Roberts has been fully supportive throughout – taking me through each of the agreements in detail so that I was fully aware of the risks/pitfalls and indeed benefits of each. Philip ensured I was regularly updated so I was never in doubt as to what was happening. I was provided with excellent advice, guidance and support – always guided through what could have easily have been an extremely stressful time! Thank you.”

Should you have any questions please contact Philip Roberts on 01206 719642 or email Philip.roberts@ellisonssolicitors.com