Galliford Try’s housebuilding division to turn derelict hospital into 374 homes

Linden Homes has begun work on a £90m redevelopment to turn a former hospital site in Morpeth, Northumberland into new homes.

In partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), Galliford Try’s housebuilding division and social enterprise Home Group will transform the derelict St George’s Hospital into a 374 new homes, from two-bed apartments to five-bed houses for sale and affordable rent.

Originally built in 1859 the Victorian hospital has been closed to the public since 1995.

Galliford Try managing director Stephen McCoy said: “The aim is to create a high quality housing development, integrated into the surrounding area by linking to and enhancing existing natural features - including the adjacent Bluebell and Howburn Woods.

“The regeneration project will also provide significant public open space that will produce a development that is very different to anything else available in the area.”

Neil Graham, Head of Area – North East with the HCA, added: “This start on site is great news for the local community.  We have worked with Galliford Try and Linden Homes on many schemes over the years and we know that they will provide the local community with the homes that they need.

“The development will make excellent use of the existing site to ensure that the new homes will complement the homes that already exist in the town and by working with Home Group will ensure that there are homes suitable for everyone.”