New Pathology Laboratory Building St James’ Hospital, Leeds


New Pathology Laboratory, St James’ Hospital

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Lichfields has provided planning consultancy services from scheme inception to development, helping the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust obtain outline planning permission, subsequent full reserved matters approval and discharge of planning conditions for a new ‘state of the art’ pathology facility at St. James’ Hospital Leeds.
St James’ is part of a wider network of hospital sites managed by the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. The new pathology building will allow for the centralisation of pathology services for both the Leeds General Infirmary and St. James’ hospital within a single, easily accessed fully equipped building.
The Trust is a world-leader in Pathology and this new state-of-the art facility will enable staff and partners to work in a bespoke environment that reflects and enhances the leading-edge services they provide. The proposal has been developed in line with the Trust’s commitment to realise its full clinical services strategy delivering the best possible care for its patients.
Lichfields provided advice on planning strategy and managed both the outline then reserved matters applications, through pre application engagement and application to Leeds City Council to a positive determination in January 2022.
The scheme has attracted £29 million in funding, Development has now commenced. Lichfields continues to provide a key planning role.
We’re delighted at the progress we have made on the new pathology laboratory development. It will enable us to take a huge leap forward in how we deliver care for patients from Leeds and beyond and will also benefit pathology staff who’ll be working with state-of-the-art equipment and buildings.

Simon Worthington, the Trust’s Director of Finance, and Senior Responsible Officer for Building the Leeds Way