These are the first images of a multi-million pound health centre to be created in Great Harwood.
The Observer revealed last month the NHS proposals to build a £3.1m facility in Great Harwood that would be ‘fit for the 21st century’.
These new artist impressions show what the L-shaped centre will look like when it is built on the derelict site next to the current facility on Water Street.
Great Harwood councillor Gareth Molineux said it was a ‘very attractive’ design but added that issues over character and landscaping still needed to be addressed.
He said: "This project is what we need to start the regeneration of this entire area.
"I am very excited about Great Harwood’s future."
NHS bosses hope the plans will be approved by Hyndburn council’s planning officers this autumn so construction can begin.
The project was shelved in 2010 after the NHS said it was no longer affordable in the tough economic climate. However health bosses now say ‘good progress’ has been made on the project and the new centre will allow more services to be commissioned for residents closer to home.
The 1,790sqm building will be more than twice the size of the current centre and includes treatment rooms as well as speech and language therapy and podiatry facilities. The health centre will also accommodate The Royal Practice, the Great Harwood Medical Group and a branch of the Dr Valluri Practice.