Planning & Design Practice are pleased to announce the approval of the redevelopment of the Outwoods site based at Queens Hospital Burton, to provide a new health care village.
On behalf of the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (UHDB), Planning & Design Practice prepared and submitted an application for a transitional care unit, 85 extra care apartments, a 72-bed care home, community hub, a GP and primary care facility, and a 100-place children’s nursery. This application followed a previously approved outline application for a similar scheme.
Over the years there has been an increased pressure for new clinical accommodation in the area, with the hospital serving communities with an ageing population and deprived areas with higher than average rates of certain illnesses. UHDB continues to invest in state-of-the-art equipment and strives to continually improve the quality of its patient care, generating a need for more space.
The Outwoods site includes vacant areas and buildings with high ongoing maintenance costs, and the aim is to demolish the inefficient existing buildings to make way for the new health care village concept; this development takes into account the existing topography of the site.
At Planning & Design Practice we were involved in conversations with the clients and third parties to create a scheme which would be beneficial to the community, whilst also having a positive impact on the built and natural environment. This open conversation between all the stakeholders of the project allowed for a successful outcome that will benefit both the immediate and wider community.
The approval of the Outwoods Hospital Site redevelopment follows a number of other approvals that we have gained for the UHDB Trust through our long-term partnership. These have included our two recent approvals at Royal Derby Hospital for the retention of a temporary ward, a rooftop extension and refurbishment supporting day case services and a new multi-storey car park at Royal Derby Hospital.
Over the last 20 years, Planning & Design Practice have worked with and for a wide range of public sector and not-for-profit bodies including the NHS, Government Agencies, District and Unitary Local Authorities, County Councils and Town/Parish Councils. A number of our senior team have extensive experience of working in the public sector and this undoubtedly helps us to understand the requirements of public bodies. For more information or to discuss your project please contact us on 01332 347371.
Emily Anderson, Planner, Planning & Design Practice Ltd
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