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Working hand-in-hand with NHS Property Services to create better healthcare facilities.

gbpartnerships consult work hand-in-hand with NHS partners to maximise the utilisation of existing assets and to create better healthcare facilities. Most recently, the team have been working with NHS Property Services to set out the case for critical capital investment into a closed and derelict Cottage Hospital. The investment will enable the refurbishment of the building, thereby allowing the transfer of existing services from an adjacent Health Centre, which can then be disposed of together with surplus land at the site as its not suitable for providing long term healthcare. The disposals at the adjacent site will create a capital receipt which can then be re-invested into the NHS estate and support the funding for the proposed Cottage Hospital redevelopment project, delivering a modern healthcare facility that improves both the patient and workforce experience.

The proposals have the full support of all key stakeholders - with the strategic requirements of the Department of Health & Social Care, as set out in the NHS Long Term Plan, the CCG’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), the CCG Strategic Estates Plan and the various successor organisations such as Integrated Care System (ICS) all being met - together with the wider community and Local Authority, including NHS Property Services who are the freehold owner of both sites and will be responsible for delivering the scheme.

The scheme is a great example of how to utilise existing assets to create better facilities for the system, with a disposal that allows for a full refurbishment and enabling increased residential development – all from a site with a significant amount of void and derelict space.

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