Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust celebrates major milestone in New Hospital Programme redevelopment plans

News posted 25 September, 2023

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On 25th September we celebrated a significant step forward in the redevelopment of North Manchester General Hospital by opening our brand new 980 space multi-storey carpark and cycle hub. The carpark and cycle hub are part of the enabling works to support the North Manchester General Hospital redevelopment project. North Manchester General Hospital is one of eight Pathfinder hospitals within the government’s New Hospital Programme (NHP). The new health campus will play a central role in the area; with joined-up health and social care facilities, high-quality new homes, access to better education and training, and more inviting open spaces.

The event follows the official handover on Friday 15th September On this day, MFT also welcomed a visit from NHP members Natalie Forrest (NHP SRO), Morag Stuart (Programme Director) and Saurabh Bhandari (Delivery Director).

MFT Chairman, Kathy Cowell, said:

“I am so proud of this significant achievement. This is so much more than just a carpark. Not only does it provide a new, modern and safe facility for our staff, patients and visitors, the addition of electric vehicle charging and the cycle hub will encourage travel methods which reduce our carbon impact. On a grander scale, the carpark is one step closer to unlocking our vision to create a transformational development which will bring about generational change for the North Manchester community by creating new jobs, promoting healthy lifestyles, developing skills and contributing to a zero-carbon environment for the benefit of the local neighbourhood and beyond.  Quite simply, successfully completing this important first stage serves to demonstrate our readiness and ability to deliver a modern, digitally enabled hospital and health campus under the New Hospital Programme.“

The opening also coincides with the topping out ceremony for Greater Manchester Mental Health’s new development, North View, also based on the hospital’s grounds; demonstrating the progress MFT has made in partnership towards delivering the new vison for North Manchester General Hospital.

Kathy Cowell (centre right), Michelle Humphreys, Director of Strategic Projects, Daniel Parry (Director of Estates and Facilities Development)  and representatives from Morgan Sindall and Hive Projects.