14 / 09 / 2017

STRIDE, the partnership between Morgan Sindall Investments’ health brand Community Solutions, Arcadis and Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are pleased to announce that the £55m Health Village development in Burton has reached an important milestone. The Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has signed an option with STRIDE, to progress the landmark development on surplus land adjacent to its Queen’s Hospital site in Burton (Outwoods site)

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STRIDE will now progress the scheme towards outline planning before the end of 2017. The development, which is scheduled to provide GP and community services for about 30,000 patients also currently includes extra care residences, a step-down facility to mitigate delayed discharges, as well as accommodation for vulnerable adults and a 100 + place nursery. The health village will also benefit from the inclusion of a community hub that will support greater integration between the different users and the local community.

Commenting for the Trust, Chief Executive Officer, Helen Scott-South, said, “We have long recognised the need to ensure services in the community, including GP services, are better integrated into the services we provide at Queens. The development proposed, in lieu of a standard housing development, enables a greater focus for the community in providing more seamless care. We are also conscious, as outlined in the Naylor Report published earlier in the year, that the NHS has to make better use of its surplus land and we are delighted that our partners in STRIDE have put forward this exciting development.”

STRIDE Director, Peter Cox also added, “We are very excited to be working with the Trust to realise the enhanced health outcomes which will be delivered through this development, by drawing on our wider property development skill set as well as our experience in the health sector developing health facilities”.

STRIDE is a Strategic Estates Partnership between the Trust and Health Innovation Partners (a joint venture between Community Solutions and Arcadis.)