The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s disused former mental health building off Baker Street on the Rotherham Hospital site is due to be demolished.
Demolition work will begin on 10 September 2012 and will last for approximately 16 weeks. During this time, the bus stop opposite the mental health building on Baker Street will be closed from Sunday 9 September for 16 weeks. The other bus stop on Baker Street will not be affected.
The main doorway to the entrance for the Counselling and Psychotherapy Service and general management corridor on Level D will be closed for the duration of the work and the entrance near to the lifts off the PGME corridor on Level D should be used instead.
The two staff car parks in the immediate area of the works and on Baker Street will also be closed for health and safety reasons. Signage will be put in place to advise which areas are closed to vehicles.
It is inevitable that there will be some noise during this work so the project team would like to ask for your cooperation and understanding during this period.
The building is being demolished as it has been declared surplus to requirements, it does not meet the needs of the Trust in providing quality accommodation and would be too costly for the Trust to refurbish either as a clinical or non-clinical facility. Patients and services that previously used the building were transferred to RDASH’s new Woodlands building on the hospital site in 2011.