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Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital bid to redevelop temporary buildings used during the Second World War
Plans to redevelop the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore will go before councillors next week.
Harrow Borough Council's planning committee will debate the redevelopment, which the hospital says will ensure the best possible care is given to patients.
Currently, 60 per cent of the buildings are more than 60 years old and many wards were originally designed for temporary use during the Second World War.
The hospital employs more than 1,300 people, making it the area’s second largest employer.
Building contracts will prioritise jobs for local people and offer apprenticeships and skills training initiatives for residents.
The planning committee will debate the proposals at Harrow Civic Centre in Station Road on Thursday March 21.