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Demolition underway at Guildford hospital.

The demolition of Farnham Road Hospital in Guildford has begun. The Noel Lavin Unit, which housed two mental health wards for adults and dates back at least 50 years, was the first part of the old hospital to come down.

It is part of a £30 million redevelopment of the site run by Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which provides help for those with mental health issues, learning difficulties and alcohol and drug addictions.

The trust has said the new building will be Guildford’s first purpose-built mental health hospital, and it will be built alongside the Grade II-listed main building which runs along Farnham Road.

It will be used to treat patients with conditions ranging from depression and anxiety to psychotic problems such as schizophrenia.

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