The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Local Authority

Newcastle City Council

Project Description

Development of treatment centre




DPP were appointed to provide pre-application and strategic advice for proposals to develop a New Specialist Hospital Building (‘NSHB’) on land adjacent to Leazes Wing, Richardson Road at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road located in the urban core of Newcastle upon Tyne. 

The development will comprise a four-storey building (excluding basement level), with an additional two-storeys above comprising roof plant. The development will deliver a purpose-built home for many of the highly specialist services needed each year by thousands of patients from across the North East region and further afield, including Adult Critical Care, Burn Care, the North East Assisted Ventilation Service, specialist maternity services, and services for patients living with Cystic Fibrosis.


DPP led a series of successful pre-application meetings with the LPA. The discussions informed the application submission pack, including agreement on the key viewpoints from which to assess the building, materiality, detailed landscape proposals and matters relating to sustainability, highways and heritage. 

DPP subsequently prepared the application for full planning and listed building consent, including the anticipated comprehensive public benefits within the supporting Planning Statement, and managed the planning and listed building applications to approval.


Image Credit: Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust


  • Project Management
  • Pre-Application Advice
  • Planning Strategies
  • Planning Application Preparation and Management
  • S106 Advice
  • Community and Political Engagement