Construction is underway on an 80-thousand square foot medical centre at the Boardwalk on Ira Needles Boulevard.

It could provide some relief to the doctor shortage in Kitchener-Waterloo.

Cynthia Voisin, with the Boardwalk Development team, tells 570news that the business community in the Region has expressed concerns with hiring new talent because of the shortage of doctors.

She says they have a lot of ‘flexibility in their preliminary design right now.’

Voisin says the hope is to attract between 20 and 30 new family doctors and to have a good mix of new and experienced physicians.