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VIDEO: Application submitted for "landmark" hospital

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Friday 30 June 2017

VIDEO: Application submitted for "landmark" hospital

Friday 30 June 2017


Eight floors, a public outdoor terrace and a bridge to Patriotic Street car park - more details have emerged about the island's new £466million hospital, with the publication of the initial planning application.

This application starts the clock on a proposed eight-year-long process before the new hospital is fully operational.

The planning application seeks permission for the new hospital to be built on the site currently occupied by the Gwyneth Huelin Wing and Peter Crill House as well as nearby land in Kensington Place.

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Pictured: The proposed site for the Future Hospital

The new hospital is expected to be built in one single construction phase, with the current hospital remaining fully operational during the relocation, demolition and construction process.

The application was described by Infrastructure Minister Deputy Eddie Noel as "the first of many milestones" in the £466 million project.

If approved, the new hospital will be eight storeys high, with plans for a public outdoor terrace as well as link bridges connecting it to the adjacent Patriotic Street carpark. 

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Pictured: Illustration of proposed outdoor terrace space by the project's architects HASSELL Studio

In November an outline business case will be submitted to the States along with the proposed way of paying for it - previous funding proposals were controversially withdrawn on the eve of the debate. 

Deputy Noel said he was pleased to have reached this stage: “The new hospital will be a landmark building. It is being carefully designed to respect its surroundings while still creating a positive impact. One area of primary focus is the public using the hospital and the design incorporates pedestrian networks and enhanced public spaces, as well as amenities inside the building.”

 

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