Published: 29th Mar 2021

Property consultancy Carter Jonas has secured planning permission for a significant extension to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. The planning consent was granted partially retrospectively in view of the important role that the facility fulfils in the Covid-19 pandemic. It includes a new five storey Critical Care Building the demolition of the existing Barnes Unit, relocation of the Tissue Building, a new replacement link corridor within the building connecting the Trauma Building, and various ancillary works. In an unusual move, the work on the Critical Care Building began prior to planning consent having been granted, to meet the urgent demand of Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care System for increased critical care capacity. Coupled with this demand, Oxford University Hospitals experienced a surge in hospital admissions in the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in an overflow of patients from critical care units to … (To read the full article, subscribe below)