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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.

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Sandwell Council House

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.