The mayor of Chelmsford gave his seal of approval to our Eastern region’s efforts to regenerate the city’s empty hospital into a collection of high quality homes.
The old facility is special to the community because it is estimated that as much as half the city’s population was born in the old maternity wing. Parts of it are listed and date back to the mid-19th century. It shut down in 2010.
Mayor Trevor Miller and Mayoress Maureen Miller joined about 40 guests and former hospital staff at a special reception for people to see a model of the development, see progress and enjoy Champagne and canapés.
The mayor said: “We all admired the layout and design of the homes now being constructed and we hope everything goes according to plan.
“The people of Chelmsford have a great affection for St John’s as many of us, and many of our children, were born at the hospital. We hope the people living at St John’s in the future will be happy there.”
Linden Homes Eastern managing director Adrian Bohr said: “The feedback we had during the evening reception was that our St John’s development is being well received because we are building homes for families in Chelmsford.”
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