Outline plans for a new replacement West Suffolk Hospital have been approved by the planning committee.

The culmination of over two years’ work, this is a significant milestone for the project, which is part of the biggest hospital-building programme in a generation – one of the 40 new hospitals pledged by the Government to be built by 2030. 

The new hospital is set to replace the current 1970s hospital in Bury St Edmunds with a new state-of-the-art facility.

The approval is a step closer to being able to deliver a much-needed new hospital for Bury St Edmunds and the wider West Suffolk community. 

The project has been truly collaborative, with Newsteer working closely with the West Suffolk NHS Foundation, Ryder Architecture and Castons.

Jess Wilson, associate director of Newsteer, said: “We are very proud to be working on such an important, complex project and this milestone is testament to all the hard work of the Trust and the wider team over the last two years. We look forward to the next stages of detailed design and delivery of what is a critical piece of health infrastructure for the whole West Suffolk community.”

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