New developments at Badham Pharmacy

Badham Pharmacy and the former Tammy’s Bakery which is being refurbished to expand the premises. Picture Julie Flanagan, KWMC.

A local pharmacy on Filwood Broadway is expanding into the shop next door due to increasing footfall – and expected to open the new premises before Christmas.

Badham Pharmacy has taken over the former Tammy’s Bakery and refurbishment work has been carrying on for the past two months.

The front of the shop will be for mobility equipment and the back part will be an expansion of the current pharmacy, knocked through to join the buildings together.

Pharmacy Manager Hamed Ahmin said: “The pharmacy is growing  – the population is ageing so more and more people need medication and more and more of it…

“The premises is getting too small for us, we average 7,000 people a month. The back part is literally an extension to the pharmacy and the front of the shop is a disability shop.

“We will have scooters, walking sticks…everything a disabled person needs. The closest mobility shop is in Bedminster, so this will be a good opportunity to provide this service for the community…”

The new premises is expected to open next week. Badham Pharmacy is at 45 Filwood Broadway and can be contacted for prescriptions on 0117 963 5232.