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Springfield Village

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Following government approval, announced in January 2020, construction has progressed at pace on the development of our two new mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital.

Named Trinity and Shaftesbury, they will sit at the heart of a new ‘Springfield Village’ as we develop a mixed-used community combining healthcare and residential neighbourhoods in a parkland setting.

Our journey so far

Springfield VillageThe Trust received approval for its Full Business Case for the £150million development following extensive engagement with the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS Improvement, NHS England and Her Majesty’s Treasury.

Set to open in Autumn 2022, the new facilities will provide high quality inpatient services that are designed to deliver modern mental health; giving people the best chance to recover in the best environment, and supporting our staff to deliver the outstanding care our service users deserve from us.

Other areas of the site are being used to create more than 800 new homes and to provide extra green space for our local community in the shape of a new 32-acre public park.

The programme is being delivered through the Trust’s Estate Modernisation Programme (EMP) alongside our delivery partners, STEP, a 50/50 partnership with Sir Robert McAlpine Capital Ventures Ltd and Kajima Partnership. The residential elements are being delivered by City & Country (heritage conversion) and Barratt London (new homes).

Investing in mental health services

Sv67The redevelopment at Springfield represents major innovation and investment in our local community and will take until approximately 2026 to complete.

Through the Trust’s Integrated Programme we are working to improve mental health services in South West London. Our goal is to create a new community at Springfield with a centre of excellence for mental health services at its heart. Alongside this we will be working to expand the community services we provide so we can deliver care closer to home.

In summary, the programme will bring forward a range of benefits to the people who use our services, their carers and the local community, including:

  • A new ‘Springfield Village’ providing:
    • New and up to date healthcare buildings at Springfield University Hospital
    • A 32-acre public park in Tooting – providing excellent outdoor space for our community
    • Shops and a café – amenities for everyone to use
    • Brand new homes – providing hundreds of homes for families
    • A new care home – supporting the wider community 
    • Land for a new school – investing in our children’s future
  • Investment in local transport facilities – boosting transport links for residents
  • Expanded community healthcare – treating people closer to their families and their home

Partnering for innovation

Our Trust is working closely with local community groups, residents, health organisations and the council to ensure our service users and the general public are kept well-informed of the changes being made on our sites.

The development of Springfield Village and our new facilities has also been informed by over 400 meetings, seminars and workshops with our service users and their carers, nurses, doctors and other clinical experts, as well as consultations with the local community.

Sp23This engagement has directly guided the innovative design and layout of the new hospital buildings. The original plans were adapted after listening to the views of local residents and Wandsworth Council. We reduced the amount of commercial and retail space and made the overall development more in keeping with the surrounding area. The revised application was approved in June 2012.

Below you can view on the exhibition boards from one of our public consultations - these detail the plans that are now being implemented at Springfield.

Follow our progress 

You can access the latest edition of our quarterly newsletter, the Springfield Messenger, with the latest news from Springfield Village here. This provides updates on all aspects of the developments on site including new housing, the park and the Trust's new mental health facilities. Please email if you would like to be added to our mailing list.

You can keep up to speed with the latest new from across the construction partners on site through the Springfield Village website

We are also working closely with people living near to Springfield as works progress. If you would like to be contacted about the programme, or if you have any questions please email us.

before you start

Our current vacancies 

We serve 1.1 million people across the London boroughs of Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth and employ more than 2,000 staff.

Our very wide range of job roles and opportunities combined with our reputation for excellence in mental health services make us an attractive place to work. We are always searching for staff who embody our values and are innovative, adaptable and committed to providing our patients with superior, evidence-based care. 

With more than 100 clinical teams across the Trust, you will have the opportunity to work with highly motivated and dedicated professionals, including doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, psychotherapists and psychologists; so your work will have a real impact.

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Work experience and apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is simply formal on-the-job learning. This means that you get essential hands-on work experience while also earning a real salary – and to top it all off you get to take home a qualification as well.

Apprenticeships are a great way to:

  • Start a career – most people who complete an apprenticeship will gain permanent employment in the Trust
  • Gain job-specific skills
  • Get a qualification
  • Earn money while you learn

The question to ask yourself is: what do I want to do for a career?

This video explains more about apprenticeships in the NHS:

Why you should choose our Trust

We are passionate about learning, development and progression opportunities for all our staff. Our managers are dedicated to supporting you with your work-based learning journey.

There is a full range of apprenticeship standards that are linked to healthcare:

We currently offer apprenticeships to our staff in several different areas, including:

Who can apply

Apprenticeships are for everyone – from Level 2 (GCSE level) to Level 7 (post-graduate or masters level). Apprenticeships provide routes into a variety of careers and are an excellent opportunity to earn, gain work experience, develop skills and achieve nationally recognised qualifications at the same time.

Apprenticeships also offer career development opportunities for current staff. How to apply Please email all enquiries to

Public sector target for apprenticeships

Every year all public sector bodies with 250 or more staff are required to publish the number of apprenticeships starts as a percentage of its workforce headcount, to monitor progress against a government target to employ an average of at least 2.3% of their staff as new apprentice starts annually over the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2021.

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If you want more information on these targets or wish to discuss apprenticeships in more detail please contact

Work experience

Getting some experience is one of the most important things you can do to help find a career in Health care sector. Work experience takes place in the workplace and allows people to experience what it is like to undertake a job supervised by staff who already work in the environment

South West London and St George`s(SWLSTG) Work experience programme is a fantastic way to gain insight into a particular career. It can also be a valuable way of getting some confidence and experience of working in a team and caring for people. Whether it is a short or long-term placement, full or part time, or on a structured or informal basis, SWLSTG work experience can help you choose the right career.

Why Work in the NHS- Please watch the below video

In SWLSTG we have range of roles in which any person interested in the programme would fit themselves into this include clinical and non-clinical role. Please see video

Finding an Opportunity

If you`re looking for a work experience placement

  • If you are student, find out whether your school , college or universities has a list of suitable employers and if SWLSTG is part of the list of employers.
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