Demolition work to begin at Lister

13:14 13 March 2012

The work will disrupt parking at the front of the hospital.

The work will disrupt parking at the front of the hospital.

Archant

Buildings at Lister Hospital are to be knocked down to make way for a planned £38m emergency department and ward block.

Work to demolish the former therapy units between the Strathmore wing and A&E on the Stevenage site is due to begin on Thursday to make room for the new buildings.

East and North Herts Trust chief executive Nick Carver said: “Whilst we are waiting for HM Treasury to approve our full business case for the Lister’s new £19 million emergency department, which is expected soon, we’re getting on with preparing the site for the building work involved.

“The site that is being cleared is also where the hospital’s new £18.6 million ward block will be built once its business case is also approved fully – which we expect to happen a little later this year.”

The project, which is expected to last four weeks, will impact on parking available in the car park in front of Lister’s A&E as well as cause disruptions to the Strathmore car park.

Proposals to build a new day surgery unit with endoscopy service and two inpatient theatres as well as create an admissions unit in the tower block at the hospital are due to be discussed by the Stevenage Borough Council planning and development committee meeting on Wednesday night. Council officers recommend planning permission be granted.

0 comments

More news stories

58 minutes ago
Marriotts School students, pictured during their Rock Challenge performance in Stevenage, are hoping to raise £2,750 to compete in the next stage.

A school has launched a fundraising appeal so 80 students can continue to compete in the UK arm of a global competition after winning a regional heat.

Gridlock on A602 Hitchin towards Stevenage, Monday, March 23, 2015

Drivers regularly caught in gridlock backing up from major roundabout are blaming faulty signals for the problem.

08:45
The centre will move to a new address from next month.

The stressful task of passing your driving test is set to get harder in Stevenage and North Herts when the centre where candidates tackle the theory part of the exam moves next month.

02:31
The new free Beacon service aims to get the best support to those who need it most

A brand new service for victims of crime in Hertfordshire which aims to offer better support for those who need it most will be launched next week.

”North

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Comet e-edition today E-edition