Leeds General Infirmary


New Adults’ and Children’s Hospitals at Leeds General Infirmary

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Lichfields is providing planning consultancy support for the new Leeds General Infirmary hospital development in the city centre. Having obtained outline planning permission the two new hospitals and multistorey car park in 2019, Lichfields role has continued through into the detailed design stage working alongside internationally acclaimed architects which will see an application for approval of the final scheme.
To meet the rapidly changing nature of healthcare and embrace new and emerging advances in clinical services and medical technologies within world-class buildings, through the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust’s ‘Hospitals of the Future’ programme, Lichfields is assisting in the development of new state-of-the-art healthcare facilities that will better support individual and personalised care, innovation, technology and research. This will deliver a new hospital development at the Leeds General Infirmary which shall include a new state of the art hospital for adult services and a new dedicated purpose-built hospital for children and young people. The site extends to an area of 3.56 hectares and includes existing operational hospital development, roadways and redundant hospital buildings.
The redundant hospital buildings are significant in that a number of them are historically important and need to be conserved and repurposed for future med tech uses. They include the Grade 1 listed Infirmary buildings designed by Gilbert Scott the architect who designed St Pancras railway station in London. The development will take place adjacent to the city centre conservation area and neighbouring listed civic hall and town hall buildings.
The scheme has attracted £650 million of government funding and will be delivered over a four year’s time frame.
This ambitious, long-term programme will cement Leeds Teaching Hospitals’ reputation as a leading health service provider and innovator, not just in Leeds but across the UK. This is a not only a significant investment in the future of health services for patients in Leeds, West Yorkshire and beyond but also a major boost to the health economy in Leeds.

Linda Pollard CBE DL Hon.DLL, Chair of Leeds, Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust