THE vision for a new multi-million-pound private care village at a former hospital site in Hampshire has been unveiled.

Developers want to build a 48-bed home alongside more than 160 apartments at The Mount in Church Road, Bishopstoke.

The site has been derelict for years after it was shut by health chiefs.

Anchor Property says that up to 120 jobs would be created under its proposals and is preparing to submit a planning application.

As previously reported, the firm wants to build a cafe, library and gym on the site along with a “wellness centre”, restaurant, craft area and therapy rooms.

It would also include fitness, rehabilitation and physiotherapy clinics for older people. Anchor claims that the village would represent a £9.6m investment in services and facilities in the area, including transport for disabled people.

Demolition work on the derelict site has already started – but the original Victorian building would be restored under the scheme.

Originally a large manor house and estate, The Manor was given over to healthcare in the 1920s.

But in 2004, health bosses announced that the 36 in-patient beds and outpatient rehabilitation services would close with patients transferred to Winchester.