Building of campus at site of new Sandwell 'super hospital' is backed
A plan to build a new 1,300-student teaching campus on the site of the much-delayed new ‘super’ hospital in Smethwick has been backed by councillors.
The major new campus will be built next to the £988 million Midland Metropolitan University Hospital in Smethwick after being backed unanimously by Sandwell Council’s planning committee.
The work on the £19 million campus is expected to start early next year.
The education and skills campus will provide a range of healthcare training from entry to masters level with links to the new hospital.
A statement from the NHS read out during the meeting on October 25 said: “This is a purpose-built campus at the gateway to the new Midland Metropolitan University Hospital and benefits from close and direct links with the new hospital.