Keep up to date with the progress of North View

We have begun the construction of our new state-of-the-art mental health inpatient unit on the North Manchester General Hospital site. This £105.9 million unit will transform the mental health inpatient experience for our service users, their families and our staff. 

Computer rendered image of entrance to new North View building

Find monthly updates on site activity below. Read more about the journey so far here.

Progress update – January 2023

We are making good progress on the new unit. Demolition of all remaining buildings on the site is now complete. We now have full access to the entire site with the final restricted area handed over from Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust to GMMH and Integrated Health Projects, our Principal Supply Chain Partner, in December 2022.

Due to the size and nature of the land, a significant amount of work in the early stages is required to level up the site. New reinforced concrete retaining walls, down the centre of the site, which also form the central access corridor for the new building, will be completed by the end of January 2023. Stone gabion retaining walls being constructed along the Crescent Road site perimeter will support the building's external grounds and gardens.

Over the next 3 months, work will continue across the site, largely below ground as the core building infrastructure is put in place, including the installation of new below ground drainage and utility services that will enable the new development to function.

Other works includes the buildings foundations and the installation of the prefabricated, structural steel frames. This is when the outline of the building will become very much visible!

Watch our construction video to see how the new building will take shape. We are currently around the 20 sec mark.  

Progress update - December 2022

Building works for North View - our new purpose-built development – continues on the North Manchester General Hospital site.

The photos below show the construction of the reinforced concrete structural retaining walls that also form the central access corridor for the new building.

The photo shows the construction of the reinforced concrete structural retaining walls that also form the central access corridor for the new building.

The photo shows the construction of the reinforced concrete structural retaining walls that also form the central access corridor for the new building.

The photo shows the construction of the reinforced concrete structural retaining walls that also form the central access corridor for the new building.

 

The photos below show the stone gabion retaining walls being constructed along the Crescent Road site perimeter that will support the building's external grounds and gardens.

The photo shows the stone gabion retaining walls being constructed along the Crescent Road site perimeter that will support the buildings external grounds and gardens.

The photo shows the stone gabion retaining walls being constructed along the Crescent Road site perimeter that will support the buildings external grounds and gardens.

The photo shows the stone gabion retaining walls being constructed along the Crescent Road site perimeter that will support the buildings external grounds and gardens.

Progress update – November 2022

A ‘ground breaking’ ceremony was held on Thursday 24 November 2022 and invited partners to celebrate and mark the key milestone in the project. Read more here: Ground Breaking marks official start of North View – Manchester’s new £105 million mental health unit | News and Events | Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS FT (gmmh.nhs.uk)

Group of people in protective gear standing in front of a construction digger

 

Piling and concrete pouring takes place to form the foundations for the central spine of North View.  

Photo of concrete pouring taking place at North View site

Concrete pouring takes place

Photo of North View foundations being put in place

Piling to form the foundations of North View

Work is continuing to demolish the remaining site buildings and isolate any ‘live’ site services that were left in-situ. 

Photo of site during demolition removal work

Demolition removal work

 

Progress update – October 2022

Building work continues on site. IHP have been erecting safety fencing to secure the site perimeter and deployed welfare facilities for construction staff. Initial works are underway to level the site off, including removal of old basement structures on the site. ​ 

Bulldozers levelling the North View site

Bulldozers levelling the site 

Progress update – September 2022

We’ve taken possession of the site for our new development alongside our contractor, IHP, to begin the construction of North View. Demolition has concluded by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), and the site has been formally handed over to us. 

Below are start and finish photographs showing the work completed on the site of our new development. 

Image of old Park House building at start of demolition work

Start of demolition & asbestos removal work

Image of old Park House building after demolition has completed

Completion of demolition work

Materials were kept on site for re-use in the foundations and earthworks for North View (stockpile shown above). 

Materials were salvaged for reclamation to minimise impact on landfill. 

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