A NEW health campus, which will train the next generation of medical professionals, has been proposed for Southampton.

Based at Adanac Park, Nursling, the site will be used mainly by University Hospital Southampton, as well as other health groups in the area, to deliver “world class healthcare services” as well as educate hospital and nursing home staff.

Plans also include a permanent 1,000-space park-and-ride facility which will serve employees of the hospital.

As reported, a planning application for a four-year parking facility was recently submitted for the neighbouring site.

But these new proposals, which have yet to be formally submitted, will take over after that lease finishes. The hospital says it hopes the scheme will ease congestion at and around the hospital site and deter parking in neighbouring residential roads.

Nael Clarke, commercial director at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We want to ensure that every visitor to UHS has a stress-free and positive journey to the campus and, through the development of a new park and ride facility at Adanac Park, we believe we can make that ambition a reality.

“As well as providing a convenient, quality facility for our staff, the scheme has the potential to free up more onsite parking for patients and visitors.

“We hope the community will come along to view our plans and have their say on the future of the project.”

A design concept for the site will be unveiled to the community during a consultation event at Lordshill Community Centre tomorrow from 2.30pm to 7.30pm.

The event is being hosted by UHS alongside its commercial estates development partner Prime, and Stride Treglown, the architects for the scheme.

The temporary site’s application will go before Test Valley Borough Council planning officers today. The meeting will take place at Romsey’s Crosfield Hall.