Developer buys NHS site

Wednesday, 1st May 2013

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A former NHS site in Wiltshire has been bought by Swindon-based Ridgevale Developments.

The 9.7-acre site at Brimble Hill in Wroughton has been sold for an undisclosed sum and Ridgevale will now apply for planning permission for a residential development.

The site was previously owned by Swindon Primary Care Trust and Great Western Hospital Foundation Trust and was developed in 1942 to accommodate medical staff serving in the former Royal Alexandra Hospital in Wroughton.

Oak House, owned by Swindon Primary Care Trust, was most recently used as a residential care home whilst use of Ash House, owned by Great Western Hospital Foundation Trust, ceased in 2002.

A spokesman for Ridgevale Estates said: “Ridgevale is delighted to have secured the site and has instructed architects and agents to design a high quality, low density development which will sit sympathetically in this rural location.”

Alison Williams, associate at Alder King’s Swindon office, said: “The site was actively marketed for continuing residential institutional use but its rural location also makes it very attractive for a low density residential development.

“We see this as good use of a site which was falling into disrepair and will now be redeveloped to provide prestigious housing.”

Alder King acted on behalf of Swindon Primary Care Trust and Great Western Hospital Foundation Trust. Ridgevale Developments represented itself.



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