Peterborough District Hospital demolition starts

Demolition work at Peterborough District Hospital
Image caption Demolition work at the former hospital site has begun

Demolition work has begun at the site of a former hospital in Peterborough.

The district hospital on Thorpe Road was sold by Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for £7.44m in November.

The new owner, Lands Improvement Holdings (LIH), plans to build up to 350 new homes and a primary school on the site.

Demolition is expected to take about six months after which the developers will begin work.

Image caption The hospital site is about the size of 20 football pitches
Image caption As much of the material as possible from the old hospital will be recycled
Image caption It is expected to take about six months to clear the site ready for the developers to begin work

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