Weston Homes has begun the £60m redevelopment programme to convert the Grade II listed Cambridge Military Hospital in Aldershot into a residential development providing 140 new homes
VKE Contractors have been appointed by Weston Homes to undertake the substantial groundworks and restoration specialist SJB will be responsible for the delicate stripping out of the internals of the Cambridge Military Hospital buildings, with considerable precision required to preserve historic features.
The surveying and main contractor on the project will be Weston Group’s own in-house construction division, and the volume housebuilder’s Weston Logistics division will handle the scheme’s supply chain management, plant hire and the provision of offsite construction products and services.
Stansted Environment Services, another subsidiary of Weston Group, will provide health & safety consultancy, ground testing and sound testing during the construction works.
Weston Homes plan to launch and undertake sales for the scheme in Autumn 2020.
Weston Homes acquired the Cambridge Military Hospital in May 2019 from the MoD’s Defence Infrastructure Organisation and development partner Grainger plc.
With a masterplan devised by architectural practice Adam Urbanism, the converted Cambridge Military Hospital site will provide one, two and three-bedroom apartments and two, three and four-bedroom houses set in landscaped grounds.
The main Cambridge Military Hospital will be converted to provide 74 homes including apartments and houses, commercial/community facilities and grand communal foyers and spaces.
The construction work will reintroduce the original elevations which will be enhanced with refurbished and new covered balconies. Between the building’s pavilion wings Weston Homes will create private gardens and parking for residents.
Bob Weston, chairman & chief executive of Weston Homes, said: “Weston Homes has started construction work on the conversion of the Cambridge Military Hospital into a new residential address for Aldershot.
“The three year conversion project will bring a new lease of life to these heritage buildings. We will transform them into modern homes layered with the rich history and unique character of this historic site.”