Plans in for £75m Manchester Nuffield hospital

Nuffield Health has submitted a planning application for a 130,000 sq ft private hospital and wellbeing centre next to Manchester Royal Infirmary.

The facility, designed by Pozzoni, aims to be “one of the most modern and technologically advanced tertiary hospitals in the UK”, according to Nuffield.

Nuffield Health currently operates 31 other hospitals across the country.

The three-storey building will be made up of 30 consultation rooms, 60 patient en-suite bedrooms, eight critical care beds, six operating theatres, and a diagnostic imaging suite. A rehabilitation gym with physiotherapy facilities will also be provided.

The first phase of demolition work and site remediation has already been completed and, subject to planning permission, construction is due to begin next year. Access to the site is off Hathersage Road and 200 parking spaces will be provided. The hospital is scheduled to open in early 2018.

Barbara Baker, Nuffield Health’s Manchester market director, said: “We have consulted widely in developing our plans for the hospital and have now submitted a planning application which we believe will not only deliver a ground breaking hospital and wellbeing centre but will see the sensitive regeneration of this area of land which has been in a state of neglect for several years.

“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. Another key relationship will be with the Manchester Metropolitan University in a wellbeing research and evaluation role.”

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