Health - taking the legacy forward
Inequalities in health, and mental health in particular, are significant in the borough. There is a strong local feeling that more NHS health services should be provided on the St Ann’s site, reflected in our consultation and survey.
We want health and well-being to be a core principle of our plans. We plan to advocate for the commissioning of NHS services that meet the objectively assessed health needs of local residents that are integrated into the fabric of the redevelopment. We also wish to ensure that any development is sympathetic to the needs of the patients and staff of the hospital.
We secured funding to complete an initial feasibility study and incorporate as a Community Benefit Society. We will research the feasibility of working in partnership with a mental health supported housing provider who will integrate their services into the overall design for the site.
Green Public Space
We’re working to conserve and enhance the unique physical environment of the St Ann’s hospital site – its trees, wildlife, architecture and archaeology – for the benefit of the local community.
Accessible green spaces have an enormous positive impact on health and well-being and we’re exploring ways of raising public awareness of their role. We want to make sure that any future development of the site will prioritise the extraordinary contribution it can make to the quality of life of local people.
In January 2018 StART published it's Environmental & sustainability principles for development which sets out the sustainability principles by which StART commits to be guided in its development of the St Ann’s hospital site. The overarching aim is to achieve a positive social and environmental impact.