Our professionals advise Buckinghamshire Council on a new ambulance resource facility
Date of Article
Jul 28 2021
Planning & development

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Huw Mellor
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A state-of-the-art new ambulance resource facility in High Wycombe could be on the cards thanks to a creative new partnership between Buckinghamshire Council and South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS).

The proposal, which got the green light from Buckinghamshire Council's Cabinet on the 20 July, could see the new development built on the demolished former Orchard House site just off Cressex Link, subject to a successful planning application.

The agreement would see the Council, which owns the 1.4 acre site, build a sustainable and environmentally focused new facility to SCAS’s design and specification. SCAS would then lease the facility through a long-term rental arrangement.

Providing new office and working accommodation for crews, management office space and improved facilities for the cleaning and re-provisioning of emergency ambulances, as well as ambulances used for transporting patients, the facilities would help SCAS meet required response times and improve services to better meet patient needs.

The completed new building would replace the smaller, outdated ambulance station in West End Street which is no longer fit for purpose and beyond economic improvement. 

Our planning consultants are advising Buckinghamshire Council and our commercial team is directing on the leasing and financial terms for the agreement between the two public sector bodies involved.