What is being discussed? Click to get info
The NHS Trust is looking at how the whole site could be developed in future, to provide a new hospital, car parking and much-needed homes, along with areas which are likely to comprise commercial, other health and social care uses and leisure facilities.
Barts Health Trust is now seeking views on three potential locations on the existing hospital site, which are outlined in a high-level ‘masterplan’ drawn up for the trust and local authority. Each option includes new Accident and Emergency and maternity units, some medium- and high-rise construction, possibly up to 12 storeys, and a multi-storey car park to replace existing provision.
The historic towers of the original Victorian hospital buildings would be part of the land released for development.
Barts Health NHS Trust has published, Building a Brighter Future for Whipps Cross. This sets the masterplan options in the broader context of the redevelopment programme.
Comment on the proposals by completing this questionnaire
Application for prior approval to demolish buildings Click to get info
Barts NHS Trust made an application for prior approval to demolish disused buildings on the site of the old nurse’s accommodation at Whipps Cross Hospital, which supports the proposed redevelopment of the Whipps Cross site. This application was validated on Tuesday 30 June 2020.
The Government has given rights for the demolition of buildings without full planning permission, however, in most circumstances prior to demolition of buildings the owner must ask the Council to decide if prior approval is required for the method of demolition and proposed restoration of the site.
These are the only factors that the Council can consider. The Council must make a decision within 28 days.
Details of the application, reference number 201548 can be seen on the Council's web page. Planning permission for the demolition was approved and work is due to start during October 2020
What happens when? Click to get info
- Monday 29 June 2020: Application made for prior approval to demolish redundant buildings including former nurses accommodation.
- Tuesday 28 July 2020: Decision taken that prior approval is not required to demolish redundant buildings including former nurses accommodation
- Monday 17 August 2020: Virtual Town Hall meeting for Waltham Forest. Booking details to follow.
- September 2020: Work to remove asbestos takes place using licensed operators
- Friday 4 September 2020: Secretary of State for Health and Social Care approved the Strategic Outline Case (SOC)
- Late 2020: Demolition of buildings begins
- Autumn 2020: Survey shows buildings to be demolished are not a bat roost but bat boxes will be installed in neighbouring trees
- Friday 9 October 2020: Barts Health NHS Trust publishes Health and Care in a new Whipps Cross Hospital.
- Friday 20 November 2020: Barts NHS Health Trust publishes Emerging Designs for Whipps Cross Hospital public engagement on designs begins.
- Tuesday 1 December 2020: Public Engagement Event.
- Wednesday 2 December 2020: Public Engagement Event.
- Saturday 5 December 2020: Public Engagement Event.
- January 2021: Demolition of buildings begins. Scaffolding with external sheeting will be used to minimise noise and dust disturbance
Strategic Outline Case (SOC) Click to get info
Whipps Cross is one of six new hospitals planned by the National Health Service.
On Friday 4 September 2020 the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care approved the Strategic Outline Case (SOC).
Thursday 15 October 2020: Barts NHS Health Trust holding virtual information event for Waltham Forest residents. Register for this event
The next stage is for the Trust to develop a Business Outline Case (BOC) which will provide more detail of plans to improve health and care services for the local population, design a new hospital building that is fit for purpose and develop the site for the local community.
The Trust has printed a one-page summary of its Vision for the future.
The next stage is for the Trust to develop its Outline Business Case (OBC), which will provide more detail of plans to improve health and care services for the local population, design a new hospital building that is fit for purpose and develop the site for the local community
Consultation and Engagement Click to get info
As well as delivering newsletters digitally and through letter boxes Barts NHS Trust has drawn together representatives from the streets near the hospital to form a Residents’ Forum.
Forum members receive regular briefings from the Trust about the redeveloping so they can share that information and share with the Trust the views of residents.
In addition, this autumn will see some virtual engagement meetings where the hospital redevelopment team will share their views and invite comments from residents.
When a Planning Application is submitted, and validated Waltham Forest Council’s Planning Services will run the usual statutory consultation to gather the views of residents on the proposals.
Details will be included in future newsletters so please do encourage friends, neighbours and relatives to sign up to receive their copies.
The NHS Trust’s public engagement about the redevelopment work during 2019 included meetings with representatives of 80 community groups, speaking to more than 700 people about what matters to them in relation to the redevelopment, meetings with patients’ representative groups, including the hospital’s Patients’ Panel, and the establishment of a Community Engagement Action Group.
- Barts NHS Health Trust publishes Emerging Designs for Whipps Cross Hospital
- Whipps Cross Hospital redevelopment engagement feedback leaflet
- Barts Trust response to engagement analysis
- Whipps Cross analysis of the engagement responses
Barts NHS Trust is holding three discussions events in December 2020 regarding the emerging designs for the new Whipps Cross Hospital. They are on:
Keeping you informed Click to get info
- Whipps Cross Hospital email newsletter 27 November 2020
- Download Whipps Cross Hospital email newsletter 13 October2020
- Download the Council's Whipps Cross Hospital email newsletter 6 October 2020
- Download Whipps Cross Hospital email newsletter 9 September 2020
- Download Barts NHS Hospital Trust media release
- Download Leyton email newsletter 27 August 2020
- Download Waltham Forest Council email newsletter 4 August 2020
- Download Waltham Forest Council email newsletter on Whipps Cross Hospital 2 July 2020
- Download the Whipps Cross Hospital newsletter June 2020
- Download the Whipps Cross Hospital letter to residents 22 May 2020
- Download the Whipps Cross Hospital letter to residents 27 April 2020
- Download the Whipps Cross Hospital email newsletter 24 April 2020
- Download the Leytonstone email newsletter 7 January 2020
- Download the Whipps Cross Hospital email newsletter 10 January 2020
- Download the Have Your Say email newsletter 13 November 2019
- Download the Whipps Cross Hospital email newsletter 24 October 2019
- Download the Have Your Say email newsletter 13 September 2019
- See the NHS Trust website for newsletters about Whipps Cross Hospital Redevelopment