DETAILED plans for the multi-million pound redevelopment of a Southampton hospital have been unveiled.

Some of the buildings at the Royal South Hants Hospital could be demolished to make way for new facilities including a 70-bed nursing home, a housing-with-care facility, community spaces and a car park.

The Urgent Treatment Centre and Solent Nicholstown GP practice are expected to remain at the site but may be moved elsewhere within it, it has been confirmed.

IN FULL: The proposals for Royal South Hants Hospital listed

Health bosses said there are no proposals to close any services and the plans represent “enhanced and improved services for patients”.

The cost of the scheme is yet to be revealed but health chiefs said it will be a multi-million pound project.

From this autumn residents will be asked to have their say on the plans.

NHS bosses said  it is “unlikely complete delivery would be completed before 2026”.

Stephanie Ramsey, managing director for Southampton at NHS Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “These are long term plans and the proposals are still at an early stage, but we are very excited about the possibility of making better use of space at the Royal South Hants Hospital.  We are looking forward to listening to the local community for their feedback over the coming months”

Cllr Ivan White, cabinet member for health at Southampton City Council, said the authority will continue to work with its partners on this project.

“I believe that a health campus here will be a benefit to the city,” he added.

Opposition leader Cllr Satvir Kaur is said to be “particularly pleased” to see plans for nursing homes on site.

“We all know demand in this area is growing and hope everything is done to support this plan”, she added.

The news has also been welcomed by Southampton MPs too.

Southampton Test MP Alan Whitehead added: “I would say that there needs to be a very clear plan to move the specialist services that remain on the site and this needs to be done in consultation with those that use them.”

Royston Smith, MP for Southampton Itchen, said: “Making best use of the existing facilities and space  will be more efficient and less disruptive and I am looking forward to seeing the results of the consultation process and any further proposals for this project.”