Spire Manchester Hospital invites local MP to visit site of new hospital development in Didsbury
In January, Spire Manchester Hospital celebrated the progress of its new West Didsbury-based development, with a visit from Labour MP for Withington, Jeff Smith. Construction of the new hospital started in April 2015, and is due to open its doors in early 2017.
Manchester councillor, Matt Strong, joined Jeff Smith for the tour and discussion on the positive impact the hospital will have on the local community. Spire Manchester’s hospital director, Chris Chadwick, led the tour of the site which started on the top level and explored each custom-designed floor back down to ground level.
Jeff Smith MP, commented: “This is a major project and one of the biggest developments we have seen in South Manchester in recent years. The hospital will be a great addition to the local community, providing jobs for local people as well as an excellent standard of care in leading edge facilities. We’re very supportive of the project and look forward to seeing the hospital open its doors next year.”
The new development is planned to be equipped to undertake a wide range of services, including highly complex surgery and medicine (up to and including that requiring Level 3 ITU care) with advanced diagnostic and imaging equipment. The new hospital is planned to also have a hydrotherapy pool, a hybrid theatre and training facilities with a 150 seat education centre.
Chris Chadwick, commented: “The project has made real progress and it is exciting and impressive to see how far the project has come since breaking ground last April. The structural build is now complete, which means we can now focus on ensuring the interior environment of the hospital is a welcoming environment for our patients, visitors and staff. I am proud to show the hospital to our local MPs and councillors and to have their vital support as we progress through the journey.”
September 2015 building update
Vinci, our building contractor have shared with us some new aerial photographs of the new Spire Manchster Hospital, from September 2015, which show the progress that has been made so far.
August 2015 building update
Our building contractor Vinci have shared with us some exciting aerial photographs, taken in August 2015, of the site of the new Spire Manchester Hospital.
July 2015 building update
Our building contractor Vinci have taken some exciting aerial photographs of the site of the new Spire Manchester Hospital.
Building work begins at the new Spire Manchester Hospital in West Didsbury
The 16th April marked a very important day for Spire Manchester as it was the ground breaking ceremony which signified the beginning of the building work for the new Spire Manchester Hospital in West Didsbury.
Chris Chadwick, Hospital Director of Spire Manchester was joined by Dawn Davies, Matron and Head of Clinical Services at Spire Manchester and Neil McCullough, Spire’s Group Development Director, to cut the first sod. Representatives from Siemens, Vinci Building Contractors and project managers Turner and Townsend, also attended the event for the new hospital which is due to be completed by early 2017.
Chris Chadwick, Hospital Director at Spire Manchester Hospital, commented: “Today marks the first step in the construction process for this flagship development, which represents a significant investment by Spire Healthcare. The new hospital will bring new Spire services to the people of Manchester and surrounding areas, plus a focus on research and education. We expect the new hospital to provide employment and economic benefits to the local area from this great new venture.”
Neil McCullough, Spire’s Group Development Director, commented: “This new hospital development in Manchester gives Spire the opportunity to make a significant advance in its network and reflects our vision to be recognised as a world class healthcare business.
“Manchester is a leading city and we are delighted to be enhancing Spire’s presence in the local health community. Spire has had extensive engagement with our existing medical professionals and we are building a hospital to be proud of.”
Dawn Davies, Matron and Head of Clinical Services at Spire Manchester Hospital, commented: “The new hospital will offer fantastic new opportunities for our patients and staff alike, with increased theatre and ward capacity, larger patient accommodation and the capability for new services. The team is really looking forward to bringing these modern services to the people of Manchester and surrounding areas.”
Planning approved for new Spire Manchester Hospital in West Didsbury
Located on Siemens’ Princess Parkway site, the new facility will replace the existing Spire Manchester Hospital in Whalley Range, and will be a flagship hospital within Spire’s portfolio, incorporating some of the most up-to-date facilities and configuration concepts
Chris Chadwick, Hospital Director of Spire Manchester Hospital, commented: “We are delighted with the news that Spire Manchester Hospital will be moving to a prime location in the city. This location will give our patients excellent access to the hospital and represents a significant investment in Manchester by Spire Healthcare.
“By investing £63m in the new site, Spire Manchester Hospital will provide increased theatre and ward capacity for patients, larger patient accommodation and the capability for new services for the people of Manchester and surrounding areas. The new site on the corner of Princess Road and Barlow Moor Road will offer great facilities to patients and shows a commitment to research and education by Spire Healthcare.”
Siemens’ Site Director, Robin Phillips, commented: “We are delighted that Manchester City Council has granted consent for Spire's new hospital. It marks the beginning of an ambitious plan to develop and transform the Princess Road site - creating many jobs and adding real value to the local economy. We will focus on working with Spire, Manchester City Council and the local community to make the development of the site successful and beneficial to the local community as well as the regional economy”
The hospital will be equipped to undertake a significantly enhanced range of services, including highly complex surgery and medicine through a large and fully functioning Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU) together with state of the art diagnostic and imagery equipment from Siemens. Other new services will include hydrotherapy, a hybrid theatre and a 150 seat education centre.
Work will begin immediately, and the hospital should be fully operational by early 2017.