Recently closed Woolwich town centre GP surgery could become college

Plans are in to convert a recently closed doctor’s surgery in Woolwich town centre into a college.

The Clover Health Centre with 5,400 people on its books closed in September 2023.

The controversial closure came with numerous developments either underway in Woolwich town centre or approved.

Currently under construction

A recently submitted proposal would see Unit 8 taken on by The Woolwich College with the application stating:

“The Woolwich College, formerly known as the South London Academy, was acquired by the Kandel Group in 2014.”

College currently located above Clarkes in building to left of Barnard Close

“In 2020, it underwent a formal rebranding as ‘The Woolwich College’ as part of the Group’s strategic overhaul.

“The College is registered as a company limited by guarantee and operates on a not-for-profit basis. With strong ties to the Nepalese community, the Woolwich College has actively engaged with and served this community for the past five years, positioning itself favourably to attract students from this demographic.”

A range of courses are offered, while “the institution is in the process of implementing an L4 Pharmacy Technician Course affiliated with the University of Greenwich, alongside undergraduate Business and Health & Social Care Programmes.”

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One thought on “Recently closed Woolwich town centre GP surgery could become college

  • A college would be better than leaving the unit empty and unused.
    But surely the area needs new GP Surgeries to cater for an ever growing local population as new developments completed. Are new GP Surgeries planned in the area? As they are needed as soon as possible.
    If Woolwich colleges does get the go ahead for a new college perhaps it could be used to provide extra support for students who require additional learning support.


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