Bupa opens flagship clinic in Manchester

Manager Joanne Hall and director of Bupa health clinics Sarah Melia (both centre) open the Marble Street clinic with Salford Red Devils rugby players Joey Lussick, Ryan Lannon and Chris Atkin

Bupa has shown its commitment to investing in the city of Man­chester by opening a new flagship health clinic.

The £1m development on Marble Street includes features such as Wattbikes, which were recently introduced into health assessments and are also used by the Manchester United and Man­chester City football clubs for training. 

It was officially opened by rugby league side the Salford Red Devils, with a ribbon-cutting and evening event to celebrate the new facilities.

The centre has been created to look similar to the insurer’s £65m headquarters, Bupa Place, which opened in Salford Quays 2018 and houses over 2,000 employees. 

A medical team who used to be based in the former Piccadilly centre have made the move to Marble Street and are continuing to provide their health assessments, GP services, musculoskeletal and physiotherapy services.

The ground-floor space will have digital screens both in and outside of the clinic, which will offer health advice and signpost customers to services available. 

Centre manager Joanne Hall said: ‘The new clinic is in a fantastic location for us and is easily accessible to our customers. The clinic is incredibly modern and will allow us to continue delivering a first-class service.’

Bupa Health Services director Sarah Melia added: ‘Bupa has been a part of Manchester for the last 70 years – we built our first regional office here in 1948 – so it felt right for us to launch our flagship clinic here.’ 

She said the centre was a perfect example of what the firm wanted its clinics to look like in the future.