The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Information for local residents

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I am a resident in the local area. How will it affect me?

Demolition and Building work

Construction work is likely to take around 18 months. Demolition work will begin in December 2020 and during the works, vehicles will arrive on-site and there may be some noise during the day for limited periods. We will try to limit this as much as possible.

Construction is not expected to start until later in 2021.

Transport and parking

The laboratory will be near an existing car park at the St James's site, so parking arrangements for staff will be the same as for others who work at the hospital.

As part of the Outline Planning process, we have prepared a transport statement to assess the impact on the local network. We are also looking at a range of options to promote alternative ways of travelling to the site, helping us to meet Leeds City Council strategies on the environment and reducing car travel.

When will building work start and finish?

Outline planning permission was granted in August 2020 and preparation work on the new pathology laboratory has already begun with the design work the next step in the process.  We will begin demolishing the old buildings on the St James's Hospital site sometime in December 2020 through to Spring 2021.  Building work is expected to begin later in 2021 with the new facility scheduled to be completed in the Spring of 2023.

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