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Vacant land to be marketed to raise funds for reinvestment in the NHS

A vacant former health site in Kent is being marketed to raise funds for the NHS and allow new homes to be built. The former site of the temporary walk-in centre on Canterbury Street, Gillingham, has been empty since clinical services were relocated to a permanent building at Balmoral Gardens Community healthy Living Centre in August 2016. Marketing has now begun to secure a buyer for the 0.28 hectare site…

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NHS Property Services sells Southwold Hospital to local community group

NHS Property Services has completed the sale of the former Southwold Hospital to a local community group, Southwold and Waveney Regeneration Society Limited. The group is being supported in the purchase by Hastoe Housing Association. The former cottage hospital was deemed surplus to requirements in April 2016 with services being reconfigured and re-provided locally.  Southwold and Waveney Regeneration Society Limited have purchased the building for £935,000. Planning permission has been…

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Sale of former hospital in Lancashire raises vital funds for NHS

NHS Property Services has completed the sale of the former Clitheroe Hospital in Lancashire. The agreed purchase price, after deductions for contributions for affordable housing, additional secondary school places at Clitheroe Grammar School and other community benefits, was in excess of £2million. The site, in Chatburn Road, was vacated following the opening of the adjacent £7.8million Clitheroe Community Hospital in May 2014. The site has been sold to McDermott Homes so…

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Sale of empty office building set to provide new starter homes and raises millions of pounds for reinvestment in the NHS

NHS Property Services has completed the sale of a former NHS office building in Essex for £5.3 million. The former Strategic Health Authority offices at Collingwood Road, Witham, which were vacated in October 2017, have been sold to developers Inspired Homes and Equinox Living who intend to transform the site into 98 one and two-bedroom apartments for first-time buyers. The site was deemed surplus to the needs of the NHS…

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Sale of former London nursing home site to create new homes and £8m in investment for the NHS

NHS Property Services has completed the sale of the former St Olave’s House Nursing Home in Rotherhithe, to Peabody, one of London’s oldest and largest housing associations, for in excess of £8million. All funds generated from the sale will be directly reinvested in the NHS estate. The 0.3-hectare site currently features two vacant buildings – the former nursing home and a temporary building for a former ambulance centre. The site,…

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Sale of former hospital site in Kent raises £2.3m for reinvestment in the NHS

NHS Property Services has completed the sale of the former Gravesend and North Kent Hospital site, in Gravesend, for £2.3million. The site, also known as M-Block, has been sold to Peker Gravesend Ltd, with outline planning approval for up to 80 homes. The site was declared surplus to the needs of the NHS by the local organisations that plan and pay for local healthcare, and was made available to other…

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Vacant site in Berkshire marketed to raise funds for reinvestment in the NHS

An empty parcel of land in Reading is being marketed to raise vital funds for the NHS and potentially allow much-needed local homes to be built. The site, part of the former Battle Hospital, is empty and has been declared surplus to the needs of the NHS by North and West Reading Clinical Commissioning Group in 2015. As owner, NHS Property Services has a responsibility to secure maximum value for…

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Sale of surplus London hospital site yields new homes and funds for reinvestment in the NHS

NHS Property Services has raised a record amount for reinvestment in the NHS by selling a vacant and surplus hospital site in London for in excess of £40 million. The former St George’s Hospital site, in Hornchurch, has been bought by national housebuilder Bellway. The transaction, which was handled by Savills, is the largest single capital receipt for a surplus site achieved by NHS Property Services since it was established…

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£3.7million investment programme in Lincolnshire hospital estate

A major programme of fire protection works in Lincolnshire community hospitals has been expanded to include extra improvements to enhance the patient environment. Essential fire safety work began at County Hospital, Louth, in autumn 2017, with further fire protection improvements starting at John Coupland Hospital, Gainsborough, in December, and Skegness Hospital in January 2017. With work well underway, NHS Property Services (NHSPS), which owns the hospitals, and Lincolnshire Community Health…

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Ground-breaking ceremony to mark start of construction of £2.3m new surgery and community centre

The start of building work on a new health centre and community facility in Rugby was officially marked with a ‘turf cutting’ ceremony today (16 February 2018). NHS, council and construction partners were joined by local people and Rugby MP Mark Pawsey for the ceremony on the site of the £2.3 million development in Bow Fell, Brownsover. The development will provide a 624-square metre GP surgery, and a 100-sqm community…

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