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Mark Quinn, Founder and Managing Director of Quinn Estates

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Mark Quinn of Quinn Estates has offered to provide land and build a new Kent and Canterbury Hospital

Mark Quinn, Founder and Managing Director of Quinn Estates

Mark Quinn, Founder and Managing Director of Quinn Estates

An offer from Locate in Kent partner and local property developer, Mark Quinn of Quinn Estates, to provide land and build the shell of a new Kent and Canterbury Hospital has been raised and will be given consideration by the authorities.

The proposal extends across a number of parcels of land near to the current hospital site that are in both public and private ownership. It also involves further housing development of around 2,000 additional homes. Part of the land is allocated for housing in the city council's emerging Local Plan, but part is not. This therefore means the proposal would require very careful future consideration in planning terms.

The offer involves making a significant contribution to replacing the existing hospital buildings with new hospital buildings, potentially with some of them on part of the current hospital site.

The developer has had early discussions with the city council, and these have been outlined to the NHS. The feasibility of the idea will now be given further examination.

Council Leader, Cllr Simon Cook, said: "The future of the Kent and Canterbury Hospital is important to all of us, so when proposals like this are put forward, they should be given proper and serious examination. Given the number of parties that are involved in this, it will be a complicated process, and more information will be made available in due course."

Accountable Officer, Canterbury and Coastal Clinical Commissioning Group, Simon Perks, said: “We are working with the public to develop proposals for our longer-term strategy for healthcare in east Kent, both in and out of hospital, for public consultation next spring. It is important to look at all possible options and we will discuss this proposal with Canterbury City Council as part of this work.”​

Chief Executive, East Kent Hospitals, Matthew Kershaw said: "We want to provide the best healthcare possible for our patients and we will continue to work closely with Canterbury City Council to look at this and any other potential options, as part of the longer-term strategy for our hospitals."

Mark Quinn, managing director of Quinn Estates : “As a company, we love being involved in schemes that deliver real and tangible benefits for the communities in which we build.

“As a developer, to be involved and drive forward a scheme that is so important to the morale, health and wellbeing of the people of east Kent is what you dream of. This scheme can deliver a number of crucial benefits to east Kent - firstly a new, efficient and fit for purpose hospital and, secondly, quality housing aimed at young people and families of the area.

“This scheme has come about because of the extraordinary and tireless efforts of two women – Peggy Pryer and Helen Whately MP, who over the last few months have cajoled and pushed me to create a solution to the Kent & Canterbury Hospital problem. 

“As a local boy and local people, we want to create a legacy that we as a company and Canterbury can be proud of.”

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