New areas of woodland and open space and enhancements to habitats for birds, mammals and reptiles will be key features of the RNOH's redevelopment.
The redevelopment will see the site transformed to create a more environmentally sustainable landscape, including improved access to high quality open spaces and a multi-story car park which will end the current ad hoc and haphazard car parking arrangements.
Last night the Trust received the go-ahead on our long-awaited plans for a major redevelopment which will see the Stanmore site transformed to meet the needs of patients in the 21st century.
The decision is the culmination of more than three decades of planning and efforts to modernise the site and create a physical environment that matches the hospital’s status as one of the UK’s leading orthopaedic centres. The application was unanimously granted by Harrow Council at a special meeting of committee members last night.
Adventurer, writer and television presenter Bear Grylls, best known for his popular television series ‘Man Vs Wild’, is the latest high profile celebrity to lend his support to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) Trust’s redevelopment plans.
Grylls’ show of support follows the Trust’s recent application to Harrow Borough Council for a complete overhaul of the site, which will see the site transformed to meet the needs of patients in the 21st century. A decision is expected on the 21st March.
The RNOH has published an information leaflet which outlines the rationale for its planning application to redevelop the hospital site at Stanmore. It seeks support from patients and members of the public for the planning application which will be reviewed at a council planning committee meeting on 21 March.
MP for Harrow East, Bob Blackman, has publicly put his backing behind the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital’s (RNOH) plans to redevelop the hospital site.
Commenting on the application Bob Blackman said: “I am delighted to support The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital’s application to redevelop its site to make it equipped to meet the needs of patients in the 21st century. The current site is clearly no longer fit for purpose, as anyone who has visited will know.