Cleveland Clinic submits plan for London location

The Cleveland Clinic is seeking approval to build a new hospital in London, which would be its third international facility and first in Europe.

The clinic’s plan is to build a hospital with 205 beds and eight operating rooms in a six-story, 198,000-square-foot building in central London, near Buckingham Palace. The facility would offer general surgery, cardiology and neurology services, but not an emergency department.

“London offers a unique combination of world-leading medical research and some of the best and most respected healthcare professionals,” Cleveland Clinic President and CEO Toby Cosgrove, MD, said in a statement. “Our goal is to complementnot competewith medical offerings available in the London market.”

Cosgrove mentioned he trained in London as a cardiac surgeon.

Cleveland Clinic signed a lease on the London facility in October 2015 for an undisclosed amount, though it could be as high as $23.7 million based on the typical rent for office space in the area, estimated to be between $70 and $120 per square foot by the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.

The plans are now being reviewed by the Westminster City Council.