The new Vernon Drive Retail Centre could be home to another medical clinic in Lincoln.
The centre’s resource consent allows for a number of health-care services, including a physiotherapy and medical clinic.
It comes as Lincoln’s population continues to grow. The township is expected to grow to 9442 by 2025.
The 2400 sq m commercial development is planned to open next month.
Leasing agent Jeff Vesey said the addition of a medical clinic had not been confirmed.
“It could happen, certainly nothing confirmed,” he said.
Deputy Mayor Malcolm Lyall said as Lincoln’s population continues to grow, it is a matter of providing enough services.
Mr Lyall, along with his family, use the Lincoln Medical Centre. He said there had been times when he had waited a “little longer” for an appointment at the medical centre than he would have expected.
The tenants confirmed in the Vernon Drive Retail Centre so far are Plus Fitness 24/7, physio Motus and a Monteith’s Brewery Bar called The Flaming Rabbit. Bar owner Paul Goodwin said the new premise is in the fit-out stage and it is expected to open in the middle of April.
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