Our new hospital buildings will be developed on the site of the Old Nurses’ Home at Leeds General Infirmary.
In December 2020, work took a major step forward with the start of demolition of old buildings on the Leeds General Infirmary site. A digger broke into the roof of the Old Nurses’ Home building to mark the start of the five-year project to build a new adults hospital and a brand-new home for Leeds Children’s Hospital.
This building, like a number of others on the site, was extremely old and didn't meet the standards needed for modern healthcare. As part of our proposals, we will be identifying other buildings we can no longer use for modern healthcare. Some of these will make way for our new hospitals or be sympathetically redeveloped.
Some of our old buildings – like the Gilbert Scott building – are landmarks in Leeds. Even though we cannot use them for healthcare, we plan to bring them back to life, finding innovative uses for them that focus on the vision for the Innovation District.