Stockport signs off £30m Stepping Hill Hospital revamp
A 12,000 sq ft extension to the A&E unit will result in a new children’s emergency department and consultation areas, as well as a larger ambulance and patient reception.
Stockport Council approved the Stockport NHS Foundation Trust proposal under delegated powers. It is hoped that the revamped emergency and urgent care campus would increase the hospital’s capacity to provide same-day emergency care.
Ryder Architecture designed the £30m project, which also includes new hard landscaping and trees outside of the reception area.
Lichfields is the planning consultant for the scheme, which sits off Poplar Grove.
Imogen Zulver, a senior planner at Lichfields, said: “We have worked closely with the Trust and the local council to deliver this project. The new campus opens a fresh chapter for quality healthcare provision in the South Manchester area, which has been designed to centre around patients’ needs and provide a state-of-the-art facility that will benefit the community for decades to come.”
Work is expected to begin on the extension this year.
The project team for the Stepping Hill Hospital expansion includes Ridge as the BREEAM consultant, CAD21 as MEP engineer, and Sutcliffe as structural and civil engineer. Rider Hunt is the project manager and O’Neil and Partners is the cost advisor. Cundall is the noise consultant. Aecom is the transportation consultant.
The application’s reference number with Stockport Council is DC/084989.
Stepping Hill’s revamp is not the only big medical project in the works in Stockport. The council has also shared its ambitions to build a £500m hospital in the town centre on the former Debenhams’ site.