Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals (ASPH) is embarking on one of the biggest regeneration and rejuvenation projects ever seen at the Trust. This extensive investment programme will enable us to deploy 21st century technology and healthcare to develop services for patients.
Runnymede Borough Council has recently given the go-ahead for the redevelopment of surplus land at St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey in a decision that will pave the way for major healthcare improvements for Surrey.
ASPH and Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trusts will now sell an area of surplus land on the west side of the St Peter’s site and all the revenue from the sale of the land will directly benefit the public; funding healthcare improvements and providing new keyworker accommodation. This will include:
- New urgent and emergency care facilities integrated with a large assessment unit, delivering 21st century healthcare
- Improved mental health facilities
- A new main entrance to the hospital
- A new multi-storey car park
- 147 modern and affordable flats on site for doctors, nurses and other keyworkers, helping the Trusts to attract and retain the best staff – an increase of over 80 bedrooms
- A new staff and visitor restaurant and shop.
The application includes proposals for 328 new open market homes on the West Site, including family houses, smaller homes and a 116-apartment retirement village. The new homes, along with the affordable keyworker accommodation, will make an important contribution to solving the borough’s housing shortage.
Following a full Transport Impact Assessment provided by the Trusts, Highways England is now satisfied that the development will not have an impact on Junction 11 of the M25 and consequently has removed its objection. Surrey County Council is working with the Trusts to improve bus services for staff between the hospital site and Ashford, Chertsey, Staines and Woking. The details of this will be agreed as part of a Section 106 Planning Obligations Agreement.
For St Peter’s the main entrance will house a new restaurant, shop and coffee outlet and a planned three-storey block containing our Urgent Treatment Centre as well as assessment and clinical wards will be located on the Rowley Bristow car park. We are also planning a new Team ASPH wellbeing centre for staff that will include “chill out” and relaxation areas and exercise facilities.
Construction of a staff and visitor multi-deck car park will help address one of the biggest issues the Trust faces. The multi-deck car park will be at the main entrance to the hospital and a new car park will be located near the front of St Peter’s A&E.