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.
These 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.
The 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 during late 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 will be 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).
Find more information about Springfield Village on the STEP website.
Investing in mental health services
The redevelopment at Springfield represents major innovation and investment in our local community and will take until approximately 2024 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
- 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
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.
This engagement has directly guided the 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.
You can access the latest edition of our quarterly newsletter, the Springfield Messenger, with the latest news from Springfield Village here. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be added to our e-newsletter mailing list.
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.