Plans for a new three-storey community healthcare building at The University of Salford could be approved this week. 

The plans are scheduled for review by Salford Council’s planning committee this Thursday (June 20) and the project has received a recommendation for approval.

The site has been listed as a “key development” in the £2.5bn Salford Crescent Masterplan, which the university claims will “benefit not only colleagues and students, but the wider Salford community too.”

The university’s teams will be working with the NHS to use the new building as a way “of increasing the accessibility of community services and reducing waiting lists.”

Image credit: Salford City Council planning portal

It will be located behind the Mary Seacole building next to the Salford Crescent train station and will house specialist teaching and practice areas for some of the University’s healthcare courses. The proposed three-storey building also features an accessible rooftop terrace, car parking, drop-off spaces, cycle parking and delivery zones.

Subject to receiving planning permission, building work is planned to start this summer and the project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2025. The property group Kier has been working with the university since the plans were submitted earlier this year.

Vicky Halliwell, Deputy Dean at The School of Health and Society, previously stated: “The new Clinic building will provide world class teaching and research facilities for use by colleagues, students and people needing health and wellbeing services. We already have a worldwide reputation for the quality of our healthcare courses, with our students getting real life experience from our experts in their fields.

“The new site will help us to build on that work and is central to our wider plan to reduce health and social inequalities, and to support the integrated care system by tackling workforce challenges.”

The building is also part of the School of Health and Society, which is the largest school in the University and has over 8,400 students.

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