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DHSC buys land to support development of life sciences facility in east London

National Health Service

July 6
12:27 2018

The Department of Health and Social Care is buying the land in east London for 77 million.

Barts Health NHS Trust had previously announced the plans to develop the under-used land, which includes the former outpatients department and dental hospital.

Predicted benefits of the planned development include:

  • new treatments being available to patients faster
  • the creation of thousands of jobs
  • attracting an estimated 11 billion of outside investment to the borough

The trust is also looking to confirm plans for 168 homes for NHS staff through a planning consent agreement with a neighbouring development.

Health Minister James OShaughnessy said:

This innovative project has unlocked surplus NHS land and allows us to unleash a major life sciences investment into east London.

The project wont just allow researchers and entrepreneurs to benefit. It will help NHS patients access new diagnostics and treatments more quic

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