Weston Homes has begun the £60m three-year redevelopment programme to convert the 12-acre Grade II listed Cambridge Military Hospital in Aldershot, into a residential development providing 140 new private sale homes, converted and new build, set in landscaped grounds.
VKE Contractors Limited have been appointed by Weston Homes to undertake the substantial groundworks and restoration specialist SJB will be responsible for the delicate stripping out of the internals of the buildings, with considerable precision and efficiency required to preserve historic features.
The surveying and main contractor on the project will be Weston Group’s own in-house construction division, and the volume housebuilder’s Weston Logistics division will handle the scheme’s supply chain management, plant hire and the provision of off-site construction products and services.
Weston Homes acquired the Cambridge Military Hospital in May 2019 from the MoD’s Defence Infrastructure Organisation and development partner Grainger plc.
The main Cambridge Military Hospital will be converted to provide 74 homes including apartments and houses, commercial/community facilities and grand communal foyers and spaces.
The other historic hospital buildings will be converted to provide two and three bedroom apartments, alongside newly built apartments and houses.
Bob Weston, Chairman & Chief Executive of Weston Homes, said: “Weston Homes has started construction work on the conversion of the Cambridge Military Hospital into a new residential address for Aldershot. The three year conversion project will bring a new lease of life to these heritage buildings. We will transform them into modern homes layered with the rich history and unique character of this historic site.”