Expansion Horizon Rotherham Hospital
Thursday, 18 June 2009
Leading property consultancy GVA Grimley's Residential Land division has completed a multi-million pound deal to provide Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust with an additional three acre's of land.
Previously leased by the Royal Bank of Scotland, the Lombard site's existing 44,000sq ft office buildings and car parking area will become home for the majority of the Trusts non clinical facilities.
Located some 300 yards from the existing hospital on Moorgate Road, the new site will significantly extend the Trusts occupied floor area that will allow the staff to continue to treat the 400,000 plus patients that pass through its doors each year and provide opportunities to extend its clinical facilities on the original hospital site.
Tom Aylott, head of GVA Grimley's Residential Land division, commented: "The site's proximity to the hospital's existing location is ideal and it provides exceptional opportunities for the Trust to push forward with its expansion plans."
Brian James, chief executive of Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, said: "The former Lombard Bank site will be a great asset for the hospital.
"The purchase of the site means we can move forwards more quickly with elements of our redevelopment programme that will bring substantial improvements in the quality and safety of our services and facilities for patients using Rotherham Hospital.
"We also have a number of exciting plans for the former Lombard Bank site which we look forward to announcing as soon as the details are finalised."
(1) GVA Grimley Ltd is one of the UK's leading firms of property consultants operating from 12 offices with 838 fee earners generating a turnover of £148 million year ending 30th April 2008. In the six months ended 31 October 2008 the firm generated turnover of £65 million compared with £72 million in the six months ended 31 October 2007.
(2)The firm provides a full range of property-related services including agency, planning and regeneration, rating, building consultancy, investment, management and valuation consultancy. GVA Grimley also offers specialist advice in areas such as telecomms, education, healthcare, retail, contamination, plant and machinery and the automotive and roadside sectors. GVA Grimley is a founding member of GVA Worldwide with a global reach throughout Europe, North America and Australasia, with real estate representatives in 90 offices serving 20 countries. For further information about GVA Grimley please visit www.gvagrimley.co.uk