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University Hospitals Birmingham seeks Selly Oak developer

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
Image caption The Queen Elizabeth Hospital admitted its first patients in 2010

A former hospital site in Birmingham has gone on the market.

The Selly Oak site, owned by the University Hospitals Birmingham trust, closed to patients in 2011, although some backroom staff remain there.

A mix of homes, shops, restaurants and offices are expected to be built on the 43-acre Selly Oak site.

Agents for the hospital trust, DTZ, said outline planning permission had already been granted for 650 homes and they were seeking a developer.

The agents said there was no guide price on the land, with developers expected to put in bids.

DTZ said it would be the largest development of its kind in Birmingham in the last decade.

Some former hospital buildings at the site are currently being demolished.

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust moved into the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in June 2010.

Morag Jackson, director of projects at the trust, said selling the old site would benefit both the local economy and the community.

"Proceeds from the sale will be reinvested into patient care to ensure everyone - now and in the future - benefits from this historic site," she added.

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