Master plan

Initial master plan

20/06/22 – This page now includes an updated version of the master plan (please see the image below).

This is our initial master plan, which shows our plans as they currently stand. The master plan is not yet finalised, and work on this is ongoing.

The master plan looks at how we can make best use of the site in supporting the hospital’s needs now and in the longer term.

We have formulated this after speaking to key stakeholders across the local authority, education providers, health and allied sectors, in addition, we have been talking to Wiltshire County Council, Salisbury City Council, local landowners and organisations and statutory consultees. Further consultations with partners, wider groups and organisations are ongoing.

Hospital priorities

Our priorities for the hospital are to:

  • Provide a range of high quality and efficient services to meet the future healthcare needs of the local population.
  • Integrate health care with education, technology and innovation, to enable reciprocal benefits, improving the recruitment, training and retention for the hospital, and for the wider community.
  • Deliver an outstanding patient experience in modern and sustainable buildings which are low carbon, helping to meet the Government’s climate change targets.

We want to create a campus style environment for visitors, patients and staff, that encourages social interaction, has usable green space which is biologically diverse, fewer roads, a greater emphasis on easier pedestrian movement and a strong relationship between health, the natural environment, the landscape and the city.

Key improvements to hospital services

The project will reconfigure the outdated and congested site, to provide new and improved environmentally sustainable facilities in an improved, designed landscape setting, to include:

  • a new elective care centre (to replace the existing day surgery unit)
  • maternity and neonatal intensive care suite
  • cancer unit
  • new rehabilitation and accommodation for people with dementia
  • life-science research and development

Phase one of the project will prioritise the elective care centre, which will replace the existing, rapidly deteriorating day surgery building.

The development will also include new buildings for use by research and development, education and training, and associated administrative departments, and a new decked car park.  The elective care centre would be a dedicated building for the delivery of planned day case surgery, ensuring the separation of elective care from the pressures of emergency care.

Master plan

You can also download the master plan as a PDF.