Permission sought to demolish historic workhouse building and build flats

By Linus Rees A planning application has been submitted to demolish the Middlesex Hospital Annex and former workhouse building in Cleveland Street, Fitzrovia. The site contains the last remaining example of a Georgian workhouse in London but has not been listed. The planning application was submitted to Camden Council last week. The proposal by University …

Fitzrovia – History is being sacrificed for profit

Summer, and the buds of spring will grow into the fruit of autumn. A harvest of capital is being planned, and the cash apple expected to drop from the tree is the old workhouse in Cleveland Street. A planning application is being submitted, to build a large housing development. And before building, they have to …

Fitzrovia – Neighbourhood under threat from Fitzrovia Partnership and developers

By Sam Bueno de Mesquita, Green Party candidate for Bloomsbury Ward On Tuesday 20 April, I spoke at the Charlotte Street Association hustings. It was an exciting night, with the Lib Dems and Tories coming under heavy attack from the audience for their decision to expand South Camden Community School instead of building a new …

Fitzrovia – Gardeners condemn Kaupthing’s icy response

Fitzrovians condemned Kaupthing the owners of the former Middlesex Hospital site after they announced on Monday 8 March that they would not be allowing temporary gardens to go ahead. Kaupthing cited legal reasons for not continuing with the project. A statement from Kaupthing issued through their public relations team to Fitzrovia News said: “Following a …

Fitzrovia – Stanhope may bid for former Middlesex hospital site when it goes on market

Stanhope may bid for the former Middlesex hospital site when it goes on the market. Former Middlesex hospital site in London back on market - Property Week In the meantime Stanhope have agreed with residents in Fitzrovia to allow temporary allotments on the site subject to planning permission being granted by Westminster City Council. See …

Fitzrovia – Hospital amputates affordable housing from workhouse site

By News Reporters Residents are angry about the lack of affordable housing being proposed on the former hospital and Victorian workhouse site in Cleveland Street and overdevelopment in a conservation area. Residents were invited to view an exhibition in November where summary plans were displayed. University College London Hospital NHS Trust who own the site …

Fitzrovia – Plan to turn “little oasis” into busy retail precinct

By News Reporters One of Fitzrovia’s quietest streets could be transformed into a busy, pedestrianised retail destination under plans being put forward by one to the area’s largest landowners. Derwent London who own more than 30 properties in Fitzrovia want to attract more visitors to Whitfield Street and into new cafes, shops and galleries in …