Formal planning approval has been granted for the new Catterick Integrated Care Campus, bringing construction of a brand new health and care facility for Richmondshire a step closer.
This joint venture between the National Health Service (NHS) and Ministry of Defence (MOD) will provide a range of healthcare services for Armed Forces personnel and their families based at Catterick Garrison and residents of the wider Richmondshire area.
Subject to final clinical modelling, the purpose-build centre on the Garrison will feature primary care, advanced primary care, mental health services, physiotherapy, NHS dentistry for children and adults with a disability and voluntary and community healthcare support providers under one roof.
BDP was appointed as part of the Tilbury Douglas team to deliver the detailed design phase of the construction of the new Catterick Integrated Care Campus and to bring the project to planning application.
David Staniland, Town Planner at BDP, said: “This complex planning application required careful consideration of a number of technical constraints to development and due time and effort to address all statutory and stakeholder comments. The hard work and effort that went into the pre-application discussions and negotiations with Richmondshire officers ensured that the process was incredibly smooth and we are delighted to have reached this critical milestone. We look forward to continuing to work with our architect colleagues, the technical team, the client team and Tilbury Douglas to take the design through to construction and completion.”
Mihalis Walsh, Architect Director at BDP, added: ““This is an innovative, multi-service, primary healthcare facility bringing together the MoD and NHS and we are incredibly proud to be involved in leading the design team. We are delighted to have reached planning approval and we are excited about witnessing the benefits this building will bring to the local community.”
Wendy Balmain, North Yorkshire Place Director for the NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (HNYICB) said, “The NHS and MOD have been working together since 2015 worked to turn the vision for an integrated health and care campus for military and local civilian populations into reality. The formal planning approval is a major milestone, moving us forward with finalising our service proposals and achieving final approvals. I would like to thank all our partners for this significant collective achievement that in time will support the needs of the local community.”
Karina Dare, Regional Partnership Director for North East and Yorkshire at NHS Property Services, said, “Passing this important planning milestone is a fantastic achievement and I want to congratulate the clinical teams as well as the technical team for their time and commitment to reach this stage. We will continue to support our NHS colleagues as we move into the next approvals stage with the ultimate aim of supporting delivery of vital services to the local community.”
Air Commodore Luke Houghton KHP MStJ – Head Healthcare Plans, Headquarters Defence Medical Services for the MOD said, “We are absolutely delighted to be informed of Richmondshire District Council’s formal planning approval of the Catterick Integrated Care Campus design. This decision paves the way for an exciting future healthcare facility and delivery model for both the NHS and MOD. It is an opportunity to collaborate and work together and to focus on the health needs of the whole population in the area through excellence in joint clinical practice and learning.”
Elected representatives across Richmondshire said the campus would bring healthcare provision closer for many residents of the vast and largely district as well as increasing access to NHS services near to some of North Yorkshire’s most deprived communities.
Works have already commenced to prepare the site for the start of construction in Spring 2023.
Baden Powell House, a building with significant history for the local community and MOD will be retained on the site, and following completion of the new health campus, will be refurbished, and remain in use.
BDP is providing architectural, landscape, interior design and planning services, working in collaboration with WSP and Hoare Lea engineering consultants.