Doctors and nurses to move into Scunthorpe as town centre transformation gathers pace

13:49, Friday, 24th May 2024

Dozens of doctors and nurses are set to move into brand-new accommodation in the heart of Scunthorpe town centre – supporting NHS key workers and high street businesses.

Towns Fund Board members Cllr Rob Waltham and Scunthorpe MP, Holly Mumby-Croft, were the first on site to see the accommodation, called Elizabeth Row, which has been delivered as part of an unprecedented £100m package of Government investment for North Lincolnshire.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “I’m delighted that we have been able to deliver these impressive facilities that will be a huge benefit to the doctors and nurses that keep us safe and well at Scunthorpe Hospital.

“Our thanks must go to Scunthorpe MP, Holly Mumby-Croft, who fights hard to secure the Government cash that is creating an exciting new future for the town – allowing us to build this accommodation, on top of the groundbreaking Enterprise and Innovation Hub, the new police station, and Discover – our free interactive attraction for families which opens early next year.

“Together, these landmark developments will bring new jobs and new people onto the high street who will shop local, eat out at restaurants and bars, and contribute to a vibrant night-time economy.”

Elizabeth Row joins Queen Elizabeth Gardens in being named in respect of the late queen and her years of unwavering and dedicated service.

The gardens in Church Square offer a modern and inviting space that is set to host even more family-friendly events this year, including Play! on 1 June.

Holly Mumby-Croft and Cllr Rob Waltham see the new facilities at Elizabeth Row

Scunthorpe MP, Holly Mumby-Croft and Cllr Rob Waltham visit the new facilities at Elizabeth Row

Holly Mumby-Croft, MP for Scunthorpe, said: “The Government is backing our ambitious regeneration plans for Scunthorpe with millions of pounds of investment – Elizabeth Row is just the latest bricks and mortar example that will be a huge boost to key workers and businesses.

“It’s absolutely right that those doctors and nurses who work tirelessly to keep local people well have access to really good quality, centrally located accommodation and that’s exactly what they will have here.”