Circle Healthcare has won its planning appeal to build a state of the art new private hospital at Adanac Park, Southampton. The site is being marketed by Keygrove Chartered Surveyors with Turley Associates as Planning Consultants.
The proposals represent one of the largest private hospitals in the UK, purpose built in a state of the art building. Circle, Europe’s largest healthcare partnership, is the proposed end user for the scheme and is recognised as being at the forefront of the private healthcare sector, with existing schemes at Bath and under construction at Reading. Circle was identified earlier this month as the first private sector operator of an NHS hospital, at Hinchingbrooke, Cambridgeshire.
Andrew Archibald, Director of Keygrove says: “Adanac Park is the premier employment allocation on the periphery of Southampton, and is home to the national headquarters of Ordnance Survey. The permission for the hospital will be the second phase of the development and will sit at the gateway to the scheme.”
Archibald continues: “Test Valley Borough Council had objected to the proposals for a private hospital and refused a planning application earlier this year. However the Planning Inspector agreed that the value of job generation in the current climate was more important.”
Circle intends to create a state of the art facility. At a possible 130,000 sq ft the £70 million scheme represents one of the largest potential developments in Southampton in recent years and it will have a high profile alongside the M271 gateway into Southampton.
Keygrove Chartered Surveyors and Turley Associates also acted for the landowners in relation to the sale of a 16 acre site at Adanac Park to the Ordnance Survey for its impressive new national headquarters.