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NHS land sale: Dental unit in Lowesmoor, Worcester, could be sold

A dental unit in Worcester could be sold to raise funds for the NHS.

Documents detailing NHS plans to sell the surplus land show the Worcester Dental Access Center in Lowesmoor has been deemed surplus to requirements.

This is one of many plots of land that could be sold in Worcestershire.

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust are “actively seeking to get rid of” the Lowesmoor site and expect to raise £210,000 from its sale.

According to the documents, there is 216 m² of ground space for sale and the trust does not expect the land to be used for housing.

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Issues that may “delay disposal” of the site are listed as planning and redevelopment of existing facilities.

Another dental unit in Worcester, the Moor Street Clinic, reopened in December 2021 following a £2million investment by the trust.

The establishment now has spacious consultation rooms and specialized equipment, including patient lifts and adaptable armchairs.

Evesham Community Hospital land could be sold

The land described as part of Evesham Community Hospital is also on the NHS list.

It is a three-hectare site offering 9,549 m² of interior floor space.

It is specified that this parcel “could be declared surplus by the landowner and a disposal strategy developed, subject to the problems or constraints identified being resolved”.

Evesham Community Hospital land could be sold

If the site is declared surplus by the trust, it will be sold for housing, with 50 units expected to be built on the land.

The documents indicate that the planning, financing and refurbishment of existing facilities are issues that could delay the site’s disposal.

What else could be sold by the NHS in Worcestershire?

Also on the list of surplus sites is the Ludlow Road Short Breaks Center in Kidderminster, which is considered surplus by the trust. It is for housing and could fetch £200,000.

Smallwood House in Redditch, a listed building, could be considered surplus and would be sold for a combination of uses including housing.

The land adjacent to the Keith Winter Close mental health unit in Bromsgrove is no longer surplus.

The former pathology block of Kidderminster Hospital, which is currently vacant, has been sold for housing by Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

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