Proposed Redevelopment of Guardian Centre


New primary care facility in Merton

New STATE-OF-THE-ART THREE storey medical centre planned for Colliers Wood, Merton

Octopus Healthcare, a leading investor in healthcare facilities throughout the UK and Ireland and part of the Octopus Group, is pleased to announce plans for an exceptional new state-of-the-art, medical centre on the site of the current MertonVision charity’s centre on 67 Clarendon Road.

The proposal aims to bring the Colliers Wood GP surgery main site and its branch site at Lavender Fields together into a single new fit for purpose primary care centre. It would offer a wide range of primary and secondary healthcare facilities in line with the vision and strategy of doctors at the Colliers Wood and Lavender Fields surgeries. The proposal is fully supported by the Merton Clinical Commissioning Group.

It is intended that the new 1,700 sqm, three storey centre will comprise a GP surgery with 13 new consulting rooms, four treatment rooms as well as space for additional services. It will be capable of supporting up to 12,000 patients in the local area. The increased capacity will reduce waiting times, improve service and be capable of absorbing a growing local population. MertonVision will also occupy the ground floor of the building.

Should Octopus Healthcare’s application be successful it intends to start on site in summer 2019 with the new facility opening in autumn 2020.

For more information please contact:

FTI Consulting: Stephanie Cuthbert; Stephanie Burns

Telephone: +44 (0)203 727 1000


About Octopus Healthcare

Octopus Healthcare, part of the Octopus Group, is a leading UK healthcare property investor, developer and manager of healthcare properties. Octopus Healthcare invests in and develops properties as well as creating partnerships to deliver innovative healthcare facilities to improve the health and wellbeing of the UK. It currently manages over £1.5 billion of healthcare investments across a number of platforms, with a focus on three core areas: GP surgeries, care homes and retirement housing.

Octopus is a group of companies that invests in the people, ideas and industries that will help to change the world. We are experts in smaller companies, renewable energy and healthcare infrastructure. We currently manage more than £8 billion on behalf of our customers. Octopus Energy, Octopus Healthcare, Octopus Investments, Octopus Labs, Octopus Property and Octopus Ventures are all part of Octopus Group. Visit