Planning application approved for new Spire Healthcare Hospital, Didsbury

Planning consultancy Turley, acting on behalf of Siemens PLC and Spire Healthcare, has today (Thursday 19 February) secured planning permission for a new hospital and conferencing facility in Didsbury, Manchester.

The proposed hospital will be developed and operated by Spire Healthcare, the UK’s second largest private healthcare provider. It will deliver a leading edge private hospital to replace Spire’s existing facility in Whalley Range, and will be a flagship hospital within Spire’s portfolio, incorporating the most up-to-date facilities and configuration concepts to make it a ‘centre for excellence’.

The new development will be a modern facility which will create an attractive first impression for visitors to Manchester and set a new benchmark for healthcare in the north of England.

The hospital will provide a comprehensive range of healthcare accommodation including consulting rooms and operating theatres, as well as a conference suite which will be used by both Spire staff and as an external resource for training and networking events for the wider healthcare sector.

Andrew Bickerdike, an Associate Director at Turley who led the planning team, said:

“This project is strategically very significant for our clients, who have very clear ambitions to create a world class business technology and healthcare site in the south of Manchester. It has been very exciting to be part of the team that will help achieve these aims and will, in turn, bring hundreds of jobs, excellent private healthcare provision and new business to the area.”

Construction is set to start in Summer 2015, with the new hospital due to open in early 2017. The development has been designed by Halliday Meecham Architects.