A MENTAL health hospital will build a new music therapy studio in memory of a former patient – if Oxford City Council give the plans a green light.

Warneford Hospital in Headington will install a Portacabin, with rooms for patients to make, practise and record music.

Oxford architects Gray Baynes and Shew have drawn up the designs for the 10m by 4m temporary building – which will be slotted onto the empty land between the former hospital mortuary and the plant room.

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Planners at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust say it will be up for no more than five years, because in five years' time they plan on having a permanent building dedicated to music therapy somewhere else on the site.

The block will be made wheelchair friendly with ramps and will have a small enclosed garden for the patients to enjoy.

Plans can be found in full on the Oxford City Council planning register using the reference 19/03331/FUL.