University of Salford plans to deliver new clinic building for Frederick Road Campus

Published: 26-Jan-2024

The University has announced plans to deliver a new clinic building for its Frederick Road Campus for the School of Health and Society

The University of Salford has announced that it is planning on submitting a detailed planning application for a clinic building at its Frederick Road Campus.

The new building will support education, training and recruitment of health care professionals in the School of Health and Society department. 

The University of Salford will be running a period of public engagement on the proposals before the planning application is submitted between Wednesday 24 January and Wednesday 7 February 2024.

A drop–in event will also be held at the Mary Seacole Building at the University of Salford's Frederick Road Campus, M6 6PU. 

The session will run from 16:00 to 19:00 on Thursday 1 February 2024.

The planning application will be submitted in the spring, this year. 

Once the application has been submitted, it will be available to view and comment on online via Salford City Council’s planning portal.

Subject to receiving planning permission, the development is anticipated to begin on-site in the summer, this year. 

This is  an ambitious project that will enable greater innovation, enhanced student experience and prepare us for the future

To coincide with the 75th anniversary of the NHS, a long-term workforce plan has been published, which notes the intention to significantly expand the education, training and recruitment of healthcare professionals.   

The first area of focus is the new clinic building, which will incorporate specialist spaces for Podiatry, Prosthetic and Orthotics and Sports Rehabilitation, as well as a Gait Lab on the ground floor.

The new clinic building will be designed to NHS standards and HTM compliance, with shared spaces available for research and future partnerships, such as an Inclusion Health hub.

The new space will have a modern public-facing offer, with a café space, accessible roof, green spaces and terraces to promote wellbeing for all. 

Throughout the design, consideration has been given to incorporating social prescription, equity of access, neurodiverse needs and trauma-informed design. 

“This is an ambitious project that will enable greater innovation, enhanced student experience and prepare us for the future,” The University of Salford spokesperson said in a press release.

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