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Overview

An existing B1 Office block, which had been vacant for a number of years, was purchased by our client, Opcare and required a change of use into a specialised facility (D1 use). A full programme of conversion and refurbishment was undertaken including the creation of a dedicated new entrance.

An article in the Manchester Evening News stated:

“The state-of-the-art Specialised Ability Centre in Sharston, Wythenshawe, provides some of the most advanced care and rehabilitation in the country for 2,600 patients needing replacement limbs in Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

The centre also provides wheelchair services and other help for around 11,000 people across the region.

The centre is run by Wythenshawe Hospital and was created in partnership with prosthetic limb company Opcare.

It was opened by Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham.

Leigh MP Mr Burnham said: “The state-of-the art facilities at the Specialised Ability Centre will be of real benefit to patients across Greater Manchester and East Cheshire.

“The treatment and support offered here by the hospital’s specialist teams will continue to help many patients to live active lives.”

The centre houses one of the largest specialist prosthetic physiotherapy departments in the country, as well as nursing, medical, and prosthetic assessment rooms, an occupational therapy department and a counselling room.”

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Local Planning Authority

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