Estates Programme - April 2019

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Estates update from Becky Jones, Programme Director

We’ve been working hard as a programme on progressing our various major capital projects, including the exciting development of a health and care campus on Outwoods site at Queen’s Hospital in Burton, which you will recall has been awarded £21.9m nationally. Partners have been working on next steps concerning the overall layout and model of care that would be delivered and understanding how each other’s services will deliver benefits for the local population – this will be reflected in the site masterplan.

Staffordshire County Council has submitted the planning application to Lichfield District Council with respect to the Greenwood House Health Centre development in Burntwood and it is anticipated the outcome of this will be determined in June 2019. NHS England (NHSE) has submitted the Outline Business Case to NHSE’s Project Appraisal Unit for determination.

Work is underway finalising floor plan requirements for partners at Codsall Community Hub and construction work is scheduled to commence in early 2020. The project consists of new building space, refurbishment of the existing building and increased parking provision. One of the partners, Staffordshire Police, is relocating its local policing into the building next month. Planning permission for the new build and car parking is at the pre-planning application stage in preparation for a full submission later this year.

Earlier this year, it was announced that the Mental Health programme had been successful in its capital funding bid for £1.6m, part of which will go towards setting up four crisis cafes across the county to make mental health support more accessible to people. Executive leads for both programmes have now been identified and project oversight groups are being established. Membership of these groups will include service user representatives, along with relevant partners involved in service delivery.