Two houses removed from Lower Queen Street are making way for an operating theatre and endoscopy unit.
Health professionals that include the Lower Queen Street Health are the driving force behind the new venture.
A two-storey building with additional parking will sit on the piece of land left by the vacated houses.
The new service will be one of a kind in the Richmond area and consist of a day-stay theatre which will provide procedures for patients expected to recover within a day.
An endoscopy unit will also allow specialists to do internal examinations via the throat. The completion of the building is scheduled for April 2022.