ONE of the oldest GP surgeries in the Huddersfield area is moving to a new health centre.
Drs John Priestman, Karen Dean and Mike Wallwork are busy moving from their Shelley Lane, Kirkburton, building into the new centre.
It opens for patients on Monday.
The £1.5m Kirkburton Health Centre is on land behind the existing surgery.
It has 10 consulting rooms, four nurse treatment rooms, a room for minor operations, meeting rooms and teaching facilities.
The old surgery building - which dates back to 1912 and has been a GP practice since the 1960s - will be demolished.
It used to be a drill hall.
The building will make way for more parking at the new health centre and improve access to the site.
Practice manager Janet Atkinson said: "The new health centre is wonderful.
"It is much bigger and is a nicer environment for everyone to work in. It won't be so cramped."
The centre will also include facilities for visiting consultants to provide clinics at the site.
There will also be a pharmacy on site, when Rowlands Pharmacy in Kirkburton village moves to the centre.
Ms Atkinson added: "It will be better for patients because they will be able to come out after seeing the doctor and go straight to the pharmacy."
The centre has been built by Trinity Medical Properties as part of a Private Finance Initiative deal.