Derelict site will be turned into 140 homes

Adam Architecture is working on a masterplan to turn a former military hospital, considered to be the birthplace of plastic surgery, into 140 homes for Weston Homes.

Cambridge Military Hospital was snapped up by the developer from the Defence Infrastructure Organisation and Grainger.

The Aldershot hospital in Hampshire was the first to receive casualties direct from the battlefield when it began taking in wounded from the battle of Mons in 1914 and began pioneering the use of plastic surgery a year later.

Work is due to start this summer with others working on the scheme including architect Feilden & Mawson and landscape architect Allen Pyke Associates. The grade II-listed building was opened in July 1879.

The hospital closed in the mid-1990s because of its high running costs.


The site has been shut for over 20 years