Image: Springfield Village - view across the main building

 

Background

Springfield University Hospital has provided mental health services on this site since 1840. Most of the existing mental health inpatient facilities were not designed with today’s needs in mind, many buildings are expensive to maintain and do not provide a supportive environment for patients and carers.

The Trust has been working with the community, service users and local stakeholders since 2004 to transform the site and deliver new modern mental health inpatient facilities in a sustainable way for the NHS. In 2012, following extensive public consultation, the masterplan was approved.

The plans will deliver new, state-of-the-art hospital buildings to ensure the Trust is at the forefront of pioneering new treatments, research and care.

The approved masterplan will deliver:

  • New state-of-the-art inpatient facilities at Springfield
  • Restoration of Grade II Listed buildings
  • A new 32 acre public park
  • 839 new homes across the site, including affordable homes
  • Land for the development of a new school
  • Significant contributions towards local infrastructure