Homes to be built on Rushden Hospital site

Rushden Hospital in Wymington Road
Rushden Hospital in Wymington Road

Kier Homes has revealed it will start work on 115 homes on the site of the former Rushden Hospital later this year.

Planning permission has been granted and work is expected to start towards the end of the year on construction of 115 homes and the creation of 10 duplex apartments and houses in the Victorian building which housed the original hospital.

The Kier Homes sales office is expected to be open within a year with the show home launching late in 2014.

David Thomas, sales and marketing director of Kier Homes, said: “We are delighted to be involved in this exciting project which will result in quality homes in a parkland setting.

“Rushden is the largest town in East Northamptonshire and we expect there to be a great deal of interest in the development.

“We are keen to keep the local community fully informed about our plans and we hope to acquire more land in this area.”

A mix of two, three and four-bedroom homes are planned for the site in Wymington Road, Rushden, with a variety of designs being offered.

The Gothic-style Rushden House, which dates back to 1871, will be converted into 10 duplex apartments and houses.

Further information will be available at www.kierhomes.co.uk.

There are separate plans for an NHS resource Centre close to the Kier Homes’ development.