Scheme includes building  two new mental facilities

A team featuring Sir Robert McAlpine has been named preferred bidder for a £160m scheme to build two new mental health hospitals in south London.

The work for South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust involves building new mental health facilities at Springfield Hospital in Tooting as well as Tolworth Hospital in Surbiton.

The scheme, which will be carried out in joint venture with Japanese developer Kajima Partnerships, will be funded mostly by the redevelopment of surplus land at the 80-acre Springfield Hospital.

Planning permission exists for up to 839 homes on the Springfield site, including up to 262 homes within two existing grade II listed hospital buildings.

Construction of the hospital at Springfield is set to begin next year.



The planned mental health hospital at Tolworth