Dental surgery plan for Torrisholme Booths site

Booths on Lancaster Road in Torrisholme.
Booths on Lancaster Road in Torrisholme.

Plans to convert the former Booths supermaket in Torrisholme into a dental surgery have been submitted to Lancaster City Council.

Leeds-based Genix Healthcare, which operates a chain of dental practices across the UK, plans to provide NHS-based and private dental services from the site in Lancaster Road.

The company says the surgery would create five full-time and nine part-time positions and says on its website: “Genix Healthcare is different because we’re actively making dentistry accessible and affordable to all via Gencare.

“Gencare is an affordable alternative to NHS or private dentistry and is exclusive to Genix Healthcare. There’s no need to sign up to a monthly payment plan – you just pay one-off costs when you have treatment.”

No-one from the company was available for comment as The Visitor went to press.

Booths closed on March 16 despite protests from Torrisholme residents, after the company posted a drop in pre-tax profits to £1.3m from £2.9m the year before, blaming food deflation and the supermarket price war.

A spokesman said the majority of staff would be redeployed in either the Scotforth or Carnforth stores.