Acting on behalf of the Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Barker Storey Matthews, now part of Eddisons, have been instructed to sell the former main hospital site at Papworth Everard in Cambridgeshire.

The World-famous hospital was originally founded in 1918, as a sanatorium for the treatment of TB among discharged soldiers of WW1 and initially was known as the “Cambridgeshire Tuberculosis Colony”.  The site developed over the years to provide chest and lung surgery before expanding into cardiac surgery and became a world leader in its fields.   

The old hospital site achieved notable “firsts” including the first successful heart transplant in the UK, the World’s first successful heart lung and liver transplant and one of the World’s first non-beating-beating-heart transplants.  The facilities were transferred to the Cambridge Bio-medical Campus next to Addenbrookes in Cambridge during 2019. 

Steve Hawkins, Partner of Eddisons BSM comments “we are delighted to act for the Trust in its sale of the former main Hospital site.  We have recently successfully sold two sites in the immediate vicinity, previously providing staff accommodation and hope to attract a wide variety of interest over the next few weeks”.   

Eddisons BSM are initially instructed to sell the site on an unconditional basis.  The site extends to around 12.5 acres to include a small lake and provides a wide variety and range of buildings.  The deadline for Bids is 06 March 2020. 

For further information contact:-

Steve Hawkins 01733 897722 or

Ben Green 01223 467155 or  

Richard Adam 01480451578 or