The site and (inset) an artists impression of what is to be built.

Work on old hospital site begins

Work has begun to turn the former Welland Hospital site into a development of affordable homes.

Longhurst is building 36 homes to be accessible from Roman Bank and Holbeach Road, half of whch will be available for shared ownership and half for rent.

The group’s director of land and new business, Charlotte Smith, said: “We’re delighted to have started work on this exciting development, which will deliver much-needed affordable housing in Spalding.

Lindum contracts manager Mark Carter said the work was expected to be finished in July 2021.

“Initial works include the site strip, mains drainage and construction of the new road,” he said. “In the coming weeks, we will begin piling activities, during which we will constantly monitor vibrations from site to ensure they stay within the guidelines.

“In early September there will be some partial lane closures on the nearby roads to allow for construction of the new entrances. During all the construction work we will have dust suppression systems in place to ensure the impact on our neighbours is kept to a minimum.”

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