The conversion of hospital properties on prime land into residential accommodation: a study of Epsom Cluster Hospital

Fleck, Lee (2009) The conversion of hospital properties on prime land into residential accommodation: a study of Epsom Cluster Hospital. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    It is clear from housing statistics in the UK that Central Government needs to address the issue of housing in terms of the supply not meeting the demand. This report seeks to establish the extent to which this gap has grown and the projections of where this gap is likely to grow to by 2026 with current strategies of housing supply. In addition, this study provides areas in the market that might have been overlooked and details viable options for the Government to assess. Research initially focused on analysing current statistics for housing stock in the UK, housing policy and strategy from the past thirty years, housing projections and habitation trends. The research then turned to investigating the growth of hospital construction in the UK and the current disposal of NHS property. This provided the study with scope to examine a working example where an obsolete, superseded hospital site was converted to residential accommodation in Epsom. Further investigation involved a questionnaire survey, which examined a sample of Epsom’s resident’s attitudes and opinions towards housing in the UK in general, perception of Government strategy in housing, characteristic preference in houses and the success of the schemes on Epsom’s hospital sites.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/968

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