The New St Ann's
Latest news on redevelopment of St Ann's Hospital, Haringey
Illustration of the new St Ann's
The plans agreed with patients, staff and local stakeholders involve a series of improvements to the health facilities, which will occupy just over one third of the site, along with a residential development to create new family houses and flats for local people. These will include both private and affordable homes. St Ann’s will not close, the current health services will remain, but be provided in improved facilities, including a new, state-of the-art, mental health inpatient building to replace the current poor quality mental health wards on the site.
The Trust received full Planning approval in 2018 from Haringey Council for the new mental health inpatient building, to replace the current three adult mental health wards and the specialist eating disorders ward. This follows a lot of work with patients, carers and staff and the Trust’s design and build partner, Integrated Health Projects.
Construction of the new mental health building has begun with completion due by late summer 2020. This is very exciting news for the Trust, its patients and staff. It means that the current wards at St Ann’s Hospital will be replaced by brand new, state-of-the-art facilities, which will be amongst the best in the country, as shown in the images below.
The proposed residential development on the part of the site surplus to NHS needs is also progressing following the sale of the surplus land to the Greater London Authority (GLA). The GLA will develop the surplus land for housing, with at least 50% of the new homes being designated as affordable housing. 22 of the flats to be built will be available to the Trust to use to help recruit clinical staff.
As construction of the new inpatient building progresses, there have been some changes to the road layout on the site. Temporary parking areas have been provided, so that the impact on patient, visitor and staff parking is minimised.
Following the sale of the surplus land to the GLA, the Trust is leasing back some of site to continue to provide services, until the new mental health inpatient building is built. Once this is completed in late summer 2020, the current wards will move into the new facilities. This will then free the current ward buildings, which will be refurbished. The Trust’s other clinical and corporate services in the original 1930s blocks will then relocate into the refurbished accommodation by 2022, which will release the final part of the surplus land for residential development.
Phase 2 of the redevelopment
Following completion of Phase 1, the new mental health inpatient building, in late summer 2020, the current wards will relocate into the new, state of the art block. This will allow Phase 2 to commence by autumn 2020 and be completed by late 2022.
Phase 2 involves a number of other significant improvements to the hospital campus including the refurbishment of the current wards for a number of patient services and support staff accommodation, the construction of a new staff restaurant and staff training / education facilities, improvements to G and H Blocks and a range of other site infrastructure improvements including revised roadways and car parking. It will also include constructing a new Estates and Facilities yard on the retained part of the hospital site to enable the Trust to vacate the part of the site sold to the Greater London Authority (GLA).
The Trust has appointed Integrated Health Projects (who are building Phase 1) as the contractor for Phase 2. Design work for Phase 2 has commenced and will run until early 2020, with discussions with those services affected about their future requirements. The Phase 2 planning work will take time, no final decisions will be made until early 2020, with work commencing in autumn 2020 for two years. The Project Team will keep those areas affected updated on progress as we move forward.
Phase 2, once completed in late 2022, will bring major improvements for patients, visitors and staff. Although the construction programme may cause some minor inconveniences in the short term, it will be worthwhile in the long term, with a new hospital we can all be really proud of.
Read more about the redevelopment of the St Ann's Hospital site on our website.
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Issue 1 - February 2019