New Manchester hospital plans submitted

Nuffield Heath has submitted plans for a new ‘not for profit’ hospital on a site next to the Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Development of the new hospital will cost £75m. If permission is granted, then this new high-tech hospital will join the other 30 that Nuffield Health runs across the UK.

The 131,000 square foot building will be built on a 5-acre site and will have 60 en-suite patient rooms, 30 consultation rooms, an imaging suite and 6 operating theatres. The plans also include a state-of-the-art physiotherapy and rehabilitation centre.

Barbara Baker, who is the Market Director for Nuffield Health Manchester, explained how the new hospital could help the local NHS Trust to manage its workload. She said:

“As part of the services that the proposed hospital would deliver, we are working in close partnership with Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, to support essential NHS services which are operating at capacity.”

Nuffield Health already has a strong presence in Manchester. It has a standalone medical centre in Salford Quays and a large fitness and wellbeing gym located at Withy Grove. In addition, Nuffield Health has recently announced plans to build a new diagnostic suite at Citylabs on Oxford Road.

The land that the new hospital will be built on has sat empty for a number of years. It is another example of a brownfield site in the area being pressed into service and being developed.

Manchester and Wirral based architects are busier than usual working on a series of important public buildings. Examples of this include the new Wirral Metropolitan College Campus located at Wirral Waters, which opened earlier this year.

Posted by Adam Lloyd
December 7, 2015
New Buildings

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