Hospital revamp plan gathers pace

The Government has committed £54m to pave the way for the total redevelopment of the outdated North Manchester General Hospital site.

Manchester City Council, Manchester Health and Care Commissioning, and Manchester University NHS FoundationTrust are working together on a vision for a new high-quality and sustainable new campus, which creates the best environment for healthy living, specialist care, and a focus for training and jobs for local people. The successful £54m funding bid was made through the Department of Health and Social Care’s Health Infrastructure Plan (HIP) and will fund enabling works, such as a multi-storeycar park, temporary accommodation for admin staff, and other site preparation activity to go ahead this autumn. By preparing the site for full development, once the blueprint and final funding for the redevelopment of the hospital site is agreed in early 2021, building work can quickly begin.The work comes after independent assessments identified that over 70% ofthe existing estate is in desperate need of rebuilding. Sheppard Robson has been appointed as the architect for the development.

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