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Kier team seeks approval for £260m Watford health campus

10 Apr 14 Planning applications have been submitted for a £260m health campus project in Watford.

The part outline and part detailed applications, are for 375,000 sq ft of redeveloped hospital space, retail and business areas, housing and public open space.

If the plans are given the green light, work could start on the business areas, the first zone of the 29 hectare site earmarked for development, as early as next year.

Phil Woods of Kier Project Investment, a partner in the Watford Health Campus Partnership, said: “The Watford Health Campus partners are delighted to have submitted the planning application. The masterplan vision reflects concepts and ideas received from stakeholders, the public and partners since the project was conceived over 10 years ago.

He added  that the project team has worked hard to meet the ambitions for the scheme by creating a first-class vision for the area. “There has been considerable support shown for the Watford Health Campus for many years as stakeholders recognise its benefits for Watford in terms of new jobs, quality homes and better access to green, recreational space.”

The project is gaining momentum after the project team also secured a detailed planning consent in December 2013 for the construction of a new hospital link, which sits at the heart of the scheme and will improve access from the M1 to Watford Hospital. Work on the new link road is due to start towards the end of this year, taking around 18 months to complete. VolkerFitzpatrick has been selected to deliver the road and associated infrastructure.

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