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Title: New NHS Dentist
Post by: Shizzy on June 29, 2019, 20:38:59 pm
Planning has approved an application to turn 6 High Street, Westbury into an NHS Dentist. I think this is the old NatWest building next to the butchers.

https://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/news/17738470.cinemas-dentists-and-salon-conversions-this-weeks-planning-decisions/
Title: Re: New NHS Dentist
Post by: Pete on June 29, 2019, 21:40:19 pm
Dumbledore Dental Care? Really?
Title: Re: New NHS Dentist
Post by: Shizzy on June 29, 2019, 21:56:37 pm
 :-\
Title: Re: New NHS Dentist
Post by: Michael on June 30, 2019, 07:36:17 am
Dumbledore Dental Care? Really?
Dr Ashkan Pitchforth?
Title: Re: New NHS Dentist
Post by: Pete on June 30, 2019, 11:05:12 am
/me checks date.... no it's not April 1st
Title: Re: New NHS Dentist
Post by: baldy on June 30, 2019, 12:18:02 pm

Several online sources confirm their existence:


https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/06435295/officers (https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/06435295/officers)

https://www.cqc.org.uk/provider/1-152995896/services (https://www.cqc.org.uk/provider/1-152995896/services)

https://www.nhs.uk/Services/dentists/MapsAndDirections/DefaultView.aspx?id=26861 (https://www.nhs.uk/Services/dentists/MapsAndDirections/DefaultView.aspx?id=26861)


They have a practice in Marlborough (Wiltshire) and others in Hampshire, Surrey and East Sussex.
Title: Re: New NHS Dentist
Post by: Bob DeBilda on June 30, 2019, 17:45:00 pm
Dental specialist:  Phil McAvity

Title: Re: New NHS Dentist
Post by: Shizzy on July 07, 2019, 09:50:47 am
There seems to be a delay in opening https://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/news/17752869.dental-practice-delays-opening-new-surgery-westbury-high-street/
Title: Re: New NHS Dentist
Post by: baldy on July 07, 2019, 13:43:11 pm
http://www.whitehorsenews.co.uk/blog/2019/07/02/concern-as-plans-for-town-nhs-dentist-fall-through/ (http://www.whitehorsenews.co.uk/blog/2019/07/02/concern-as-plans-for-town-nhs-dentist-fall-through/)


According to WHN, the new dentist will not be in the old Natwest unit because of a problem with the superior landlord.

I take this to mean that the head-lessee (NatWest) is waiting for the end of their long lease, when they can walk away, and don't want to approve the new dentist practice (which probably has relatively weak estimated accounts based on predicted NHS figures / fee income) to replace Wiltshire College as sub-tenant.   I may be wrong, but I recall that Wiltshire College (which has a very strong set of accounts) occupied this unit about 10 years ago as an IT learning Centre and when they closed the ITLC, their lease had quite a long period left on it.

I can't find the news source just now (possibly Facebook's Spotted Westbury - Original or New one), but I read recently that the dentist is now taking the former Kevins Menswear units.
Title: Re: New NHS Dentist
Post by: Shizzy on July 07, 2019, 17:04:27 pm
Seems odd to apply for planning permission and arrange the local mayor to open the business when the lease isn't even sorted.
Title: Re: New NHS Dentist
Post by: baldy on July 07, 2019, 17:55:35 pm
I imagine that they assumed that head-tenant's consent to the assignment of the sub-lease would be automatic and so they just went ahead .... then realised that NatWest don't actually care whether the unit is occupied or not as the rent is so low that property staff in London can't really be bothered to help or just don't want a start-up business going in if they can keep the certainty of wiltshire College paying the sub-lease rent.

By law, Landlord's consent is not to be unreasonably withheld but the cost of going to court and the delays would not be worth it if there are easy alternative units to take instead ...

They are dentists ... not hard-nosed property experts ...   and judging by the surnames (mainly asian) English may not be their first language ....