The redevelopment of Whipps Cross goes beyond just the hospital.
The wider Whipps Cross site will transform. The new hospital will be at the heart of a new neighbourhood with lots of new green space and parks.
The original Edwardian hospital buildings will remain. But they'll be revived as new homes, restaurants, shops, and community spaces around a new park. There will be up to 1,500 much needed new homes built in the area. This will all bring real benefit and investment to the local community.
The new Whipps Cross Hospital aims to be net zero. It will use the best and latest green technology to be more sustainably heated and powered.
Flood mitigation and water management are key to how the buildings are designed. The drainage will promote increased water use efficiency and improved water quality.
The hospital and site will be greener and better connected. We will work with local councils and transport authorities to improve transport links. There will be better pedestrian and cycling routes around the site.
We will create lots more green space and plant more trees and plants. This will improve air quality and mean a 10% increase in biodiversity.
A new car park will be built with a bridge linking directly to the new hospital to improve access. The car park will include disabled parking spaces and electric charging points for patients, staff and visitors.