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19.09.2013 ~ H.C.A.: Countryside Properties selected to re-develop old Hospital Site.
02.07.2012 ~ Demolition of Runwell Hospital: The official start date of Demolition Works.
Squibb are appointed as the Demolition Contractor. (DEMOLITION SECTION TO FOLLOW).
02.03.2012 ~ GOVERNMENT ONLINE: Contract offered for demolition at the former Hospital Site.
29.02.2012 ~ UK BUILD NET: Contract offered for demolition at the former Hospital Site.
25.02.2012 ~ Chelmsford Borough Council adds information regarding the proposals for 600 new homes.
25.02.2012 ~ THE ECHO: The Homes & Communities Agency (H.C.A.) announced plans for approximately 600 new houses at the former Runwell Hospital Site.
22.02.2012 ~ THIS IS ESSEX: The Homes & Communities Agency (H.C.A.) announced plans for approximately 600 new houses at the former Runwell Hospital Site.
21.02.2012 ~ The Homes & Communities Agency (H.C.A.) launches website page with information regarding the proposals for 600 new homes.
07.12.2010 ~ "Ministry of Justice formally withdraws contract to purchase the Runwell Hospital site".
After withdrawing the Planning Application earlier-on this year, the Government Department
responsible for Prisons has announced that it no longer wishes to pursue the original plans
to build a Prison on the former Hospital site.
26.11.2010 ~Nurse faces action over two Jobs.
25.10.2010 ~Hospital Plans for Runwell Hospital Site are "shelved".
22.10.2010 ~Villagers rejoice as Prison Plans are halted.
09.08.2010 ~ "Farewell Runwell" -the Official Closure of Runwell Hospital.
Hosted by Dr. Patrick Geoghegan O.B.E., the Chief Executive of S.E.P.T.,
former Staff & Patients gathered at the Trust H.Q. (formally the Nurses' Home), to pay tribute,
to recognise the achievements made and to remember Runwell Hospital.
Guest Speakers; Mr. Ray Spearman, who began his career at the Hospital in 1947 as a Fitter, and a former Patient, who was admitted in 1955, shared some of their memories
of Runwell Hospital, and what the Hospital has meant to them over the years.
This was then followed by a ceremonial locking-up of the doors of the Administration Building,
and it is particularly poignant that one of those to lock the doors for the very last time
was formally a Patient at the Hospital, who went onto joining the Staff.
It was an afternoon filled with a mixture of emotions.
11.08.2010 ~Final turn of the key at Runwell Hospital.