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Richmond and Barnes Hospitals Redevelopment

As part of the Trust's ongoing programme to modernise buildings and deliver more community services we have been developing options for our Richmond Royal and Barnes Hospital sites.

Richmond Borough update

The Richmond Royal and Barnes Hospital sites are currently underused and their condition and design make them unsuitable for modern mental health services.

Due to the listed status of the Richmond Royal site and the age of the buildings on both sites, it is not possible to create an environment to suitably meet modern mental health care standards for our patients and deliver a good working environment for our staff.

All surplus funds raised from any sales will be redirected into our frontline services across the five boroughs we serve. In addition, some of the funds raised will also be invested into the building of our two new state-of-the-art hospitals in Springfield and Tolworth. 

Richmond Royal

In December 2015, the Richmond Royal site was declared surplus in order to raise the funds needed to support our wider Estates Modernisation Programme. As a result the site was placed on the market in January 2017. We will be retaining a presence at Richmond Royal and intend to still provide high quality services from the site. Services and staff levels within the borough of Richmond will not be reduced as a result of the estates work and we are currently working with staff, patients and local representatives to establish some new locations within the borough for some of our services. 

In order to ensure building work does not disrupt the delivery of care some services may be temporarily relocating to Barnes Hospital in April 2019. We will be working closely with patients and carers to communicate any temporary changes. Your clinical team will be providing you with information on how this may affect you and updates will be displayed at Richmond Royal in early 2019. 


Inpatient services have not been provided at Barnes Hospital since 2013. The site is underused and its condition and design make it unsuitable for developing modern mental health inpatient care. The Trust will be retaining part of the site and this will be used to continue to deliver the existing mental health services at Barnes Hospital in a new healthcare hub. 

Following an initial stage of marketing to inform our options for the site during 2017, the Trust began working to develop a vision for the site. Public consultations were held in November and December 2017. The events were well attended and following feedback from the public, the plans have been revised and the Trust held a further two public exhibitions in September 2018. 

If you were not able to attend the events then you can find the exhibition boards below.

Additional Information

If you would like additional information regarding the work taking place in Richmond borough then please email