Former GP building could become beauty centre

The site of a former medical centre in North Hykeham is set to become a “beauty and laser centre”.

The Richmond Medical Centre moved to a new home at the end of the village’s Moor Lane last October leaving the build vacant.

Now, Simpson’s Beauty, which runs a spa and a salon at Branston Hall and in Lincoln City Centre, has applied for a change of use for the building.

Documents submitted to North Kesteven District Council say there will be no changes to the internal or external layout.

They say there will be seven full-time employees and four part-time.

The centre hopes to open 9am-8pm Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm Saturday and 10am-6pm Sundays and bank holidays.

According to the company’s website Simpsons offers a range of beauty treatments at its various locations including tanning, laser hair removal, massages and spa days.

Richmond Medical Centre’s new premises welcomed its first patients on October 16. 2017.

Richmond Medical Centre almost trebled in size after moving into its new £2.2 million home -less than 200 yards from its previous site.

The project was set to see the practice, which cares for more than 9,500 patients, benefit from a midwifery room, a larger waiting room, purpose-built consultant areas and improved access for the disabled.

Owner NHS Property Services took possession of Richmond Medical Centre, in North Hykeham, on Friday, October 6, after Lindum Group completed construction work on the state-of-the-art building.