Broadmoor mental hospital, home to some of Britain's most notorious criminals, is to undergo a £190 million redevelopment, the Government announced today.
Health Minister Rosie Winterton said the plans were in response to criticism of the high security hospital.
In 2003 the Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection - now the Healthcare Commission - highlighted 'the inadequacy of its physical infrastructure and facilities'.
Ms Winterton said in a written statement: 'The redevelopment proposals contained a number of construction options to rectify these deficiencies and provide a safe and more effective clinical environment.'
She said the options would be considered over the next 12 to 18 months before selecting a preferred option, at which point an exact budget will be set.
High profile patients include Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe and cannibal killer Peter Bryan.
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