Nightingale wards at workhouse should be ‘refurbished as housing for local people’ says historian

Front of workhouse building.

A prominent historian has criticised plans to demolish buildings on the site of the former Strand Union Workhouse in Cleveland Street, ahead of a decision this week by Camden council on the future of the site. Writing on Spitalifields Life Dr Ruth Richardson argues that the destruction of former hospital wards would mean the loss …

Workhouse plans fail to deliver on housing, heritage and open space

Front of workhouse building.

Proposals by a hospital charity to redevelop the site of the former Strand Union Workhouse on Cleveland Street have been met with over 150 letters of objection sent to Camden Council which is due to make a decision on the plans later this year. The site was last used as the Middlesex Hospital Annex in 2006 …

Hospital charity to appeal planning decision for building owned by shell company registered offshore

Outside of building.

A hospital charity is appealing to a government inspector to overturn a planning decision but for a building it no longer owns and which it sold to a shell company registered offshore. Arthur Stanley House is a former out patients department in Tottenham Street, Fitzrovia, and has been disused since it was closed 10 years …

Derwent London is turning a little oasis into dystopia

CCTV in operation 24-7.

"Someone described the area as a little oasis in Fitzrovia, and we would not want to change that. We are a property company with sensitivities. We want to get rid of the idea that we will come in and knock everything down.” -- Simon Silver of Derwent London (interview with property press, November 2009). A building …

Camden Council must not waste an opportunity to gain housing

Corner of building.

Camden Council's planning committee is due to make a decision this month on plans to redevelop a former hospital building in Fitzrovia. But despite the site being identified for housing the proposals would deliver only two affordable homes. UCLH Charity seeks to redevelop Arthur Stanley House in Tottenham Street by refurbishing the main building and constructing an extension at the rear. The …

Proposals for Arthur Stanley House are unacceptable say community groups

Computer graphic of building.

Plans for the redevelopment of a former hospital building in Tottenham Street have been criticised as unacceptable and will fail to comply with borough and local strategic plans to deliver housing and public open space. The proposals which were unveiled at a public exhibition in November are for a mostly office development with only two affordable housing …

Plans for redevelopment of Arthur Stanley House to be shown

Computer graphic of building.

UCLH Charity have announced plans to redevelop the former hospital site at Tottenham Street to provide homes and offices in the eight-storey building. Architects Llewelyn Davies will display the proposals at a public exhibition to be held next week. Llewelyn Davies on behalf of UCLH Charity will be inviting comments on the refurbishment and redevelopment …

UCLH Charity to evict more hospital staff from homes

UCLH Charity is evicting 10 hospital staff as well as other tenants from their homes in Huntley Street WC1 to make way for renovating the flats. After the flats are refurbished UCLH Charity intend to rent them out as luxury accommodation to take advantage of the high rents properties can now command in Fitzrovia and …