To support plans to expand Calderdale Royal Hospital, we need to move the Learning and Development Centre. We are planning to build our new Learning and Development Centre on Dryclough Close, with access from Dryclough Lane.

The Centre will be two-storey and flat-roofed and has been designed to complement the surrounding area.

There will be a solar power system to enhance the electricity source as part of our aim to deliver an energy efficient building which will be built to complement the surrounding buildings.

In addition, we will be using new construction methods (Modern Methods of Construction) to cut waste and CO2 emissions on the site by more than half. The actual building installation mechanism - where the main structure will be made off site then lowered into position, will also mean less disturbance to neighbours due to a much-reduced period of work on site and fewer contractors' vehicles involved.

Our new centre will have a clinical simulation suite where healthcare professionals can be trained and practise realistic scenarios and hone new skills. There will be a library with all the latest healthcare journals and publications along with education and teaching spaces for team and individual learning.

Outside there will be landscaped gardens planted up especially to encourage insects, butterflies and birds to promote bio-diversity in the area providing some outdoor well-being areas.