Architects Impression Of Future Wyth Site
Plans for both hospitals include a residential element

Pair of Manchester hospital plans advance

Dan Whelan

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust is seeking public feedback on its proposals unveiled earlier this autumn to redevelop North Manchester General Hospital, and the Wythenshawe Hospital site.  

North Manchester General Hospital 

North Manchester General Hospital Plans In Oct 2020

Sheppard Robson has been appointed as the architect for the North Manchester Hospital revamp

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust is working alongside delivery partners, including developer Bruntwood, to bring forward a £600m healthy living campus at the 67-acre Crumpsall hospital site. 

The plan, to be delivered over the next 10 years, would feature homes, staff training facilities, and a village green. 

The proposals include: 

  • Healthcare Hub – featuring a replacement acute hospital and modern mental health hospital, to anchor the campus 
  • Wellbeing Hub – to enable the delivery of modern, integrated community health, care and wellbeing services, with a single building for mixed service provision, meeting spaces and a café 
  • Education Hub – a centre to provide staff training for employees of the hospital and community health and wellbeing hub, and to generate employment opportunities for future local residents 
  • Healthy Neighbourhood Hub – a residential-led component providing key worker accommodation, social housing, stepdown care and extra care, as well as commercial space for local SMEs 
  • Village Green – comprising high quality outdoor space, acting as a focal point for the campus with green spaces and water features, for staff and local residents to use for meetings, exercise and relaxation 

The site houses a district general hospital, intermediate care facility and mental health hospital, but the buildings are ageing and in need of significant work, the NHS trust has noted. 

The project secured £54m from the Government earlier this month, and architectural firm Sheppard Robson was appointed as the lead architect. 

Wythenshawe Hospital 

Wythenshawe Hosp

The 15-year masterplan was drawn up by Deloitte and BDP

The trust and Bruntwood have also developed a 15-year masterplan to turn Wythenshawe Hospital into a “sustainable health village” and a destination for life sciences companies. 

As well as revitalising the existing hospital estate, the vision would deliver space for life science occupiers, with plans to create a commercial and academic cluster, according to a strategic regeneration framework which has been drafted for the site by Deloitte and BDP. 

The village would become home to uses which would complement the hospital, including lab and research space, offices, training and simulation facilities, as well as key worker homes, and care and rehabilitation homes.  

There is also potential for the site to include undergraduate medical facilities, and a facility for nursing and midwifery. 

Wythenshawe Hospital has specialisms in respiratory medicine, academic surgery and oncology, cardiology, and cardiothoracic surgery, and is the location of the North West Lung Centre and the North West Heart Centre. 

The masterplan area covers land bounded from Tilson Road, Clay Lane, Jurassic Car Park, and Floats Road. 

The trust and Bruntwood have a long-term property partnership, to support the delivery of clinical care, research and innovation space as well as development needed across the trust’s estate. 

The joint venture is already delivering the £150m Citylabs campus on Manchester’s Oxford Road, a development focused on life science and digital technology occupiers alongside provided facilities for academic research. 

Sir Michael Deegan, chief executive of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, said: “This is an exciting step forwards for both hospitals and their surrounding communities. The employment, housing and economic opportunities these projects will bring are also fundamental to generating long-term growth and prosperity for North Manchester and Wythenshawe.” 

Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, said: “Both hospitals at opposite ends of our city represent two key elements of our economic recovery strategy.  

“At the heart of these developments are highly ambitious hospital improvement projects to deliver excellent health care to the communities they serve. But equally as important are the regeneration opportunities that will be realised as part of these developments – including new housing in North Manchester – that will set these projects apart.” 

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No mention of car parks which are already inadequate at Wythenshawe, especially blue badge parking.

By Jackie Burns

North Manchester needs to closer connect with the community to provide real intergration and generate economic benefits not one part of the co.munity should be left behind

By Anonymous

The area around NMGH has a lot of potential with some decent if somewhat neglected housing stock. After nearly 30 years of being on the Bury Met line with trams taking ten minutes to reach Piccadilly it should be sought after. The grottiness of the poorly maintained streets doesn’t help but with some thought it could be a great place for people starting out.

By Elephant