Months of utility works will close sections of road from Torrington Place to Tavistock Place

Road closed and diversion signs.

An operation to lay power cables for a new hospital in Fitzrovia will cause months of disruption this winter from Torrington Place to Tavistock Place with cycle and motor traffic diversions. A trench is currently being dug along Torrington Place, and will continue along Byng Place, Gordon Square, Tavistock Square, and Tavistock Place until February next year, to …

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 …

Conservationists ‘appalled’ over plans to demolish historic medical building to maximise floorspace

Hospital building.

Conservationists and local residents have lined up against plans to demolish an historic medical building in Huntley Street which was opened in 1927 by Neville Chamberlain. Camden's planning officers are, however, recommending approval of the plans and councillors are due to make a decision on the application at tonight's meeting. UCLH want to demolish the former UCL …

Updated plans for hospital in Huntley Street to be shown

Hospital building.

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is to unveil updated plans for a new hospital building that will bring under one roof services currently provided at the Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital and the Eastman Dental Hospital. The plans, which will be shown at three exhibitions this week, will present "a new …

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 …

Plans for new hospital in Huntley Street to be shown at forum

Map of hospital buildings.

The latest plans by University College London Hospitals (UCLH) for redevelopment of another hospital site in Fitzrovia are to be unveiled tonight at a development management forum. Residents and community groups have been invited to attend a presentation of the latest plans and ask questions to the developers and Camden Council's planning officers. Dawn Allot of Camden …

New plans for redevelopment of Strand Union Workhouse to be shown

By News Reporters A revised planning application is being prepared for a new development at the site of the Middlesex Hospital Annex and former Strand Union Workhouse on Cleveland Street. Camden Council will next week convene a Development Management Forum where the developer will give a presentation of the plans and there will be an opportunity …

UCLH reveals proposals for new hospital on Odeon and Rosenheim sites

By News Reporters A massive new addition to University College Hospital is proposed by University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) on the site of the former Odeon and Paramount cinema on the corner of Grafton Way and Tottenham Court Road. The development, announced this week, will also mean the demolition of the Rosenheim …

Updated plans for housing on Workhouse site to be shown at public exhibition

Planning application to be submitted in October UCLH still trying to wriggle out of long-standing affordable housing commitment By News Reporters UCLH NHS Foundation Trust will unveil modified plans for a residential development on the site of the former Strand Union Workhouse in Cleveland Street at a public exhibition next week.  The proposals for the …

Camden refuses UCLH’s application to remove affordable housing obligation from workhouse site

By News Reporters Camden Council has refused an application by UCLH NHS Foundation Trust to modify a section 106 agreement to provide affordable housing on the site of the former Strand Union Workhouse and Middlesex Hospital Annex at Cleveland Street. UCLH had applied under section 106BA of the 1990 Town and Country Planning Act to …

UCLH wants to rip up s106 agreement to provide social housing on workhouse site

By News Reporters UCLH NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to remove a section 106 agreement to provide social housing on the site of the former Strand Union Workhouse on Cleveland Street. UCLH say the obligation to provide the housing together with the recent heritage listing of part of the former workhouse is "blocking development and …

Hospital workers evicted from homes to make way for investors

University College London Hospital Charity sells its staff accommodation Barclays Corporate Wealth, Marcus Cooper and Oakmayne in deal to sell on studio flats as investment properties and buy-to-let Dozens of hospital workers are facing eviction after their buildings were sold to property developers taking advantage of the demand for investment properties in central London. Nurses, …

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 – New scheme proposed on workhouse site

Significant changes were announced by University College Hospital NHS Trust to the proposals to develop on the former workhouse site in Cleveland Street. At a Camden Council Development Control Forum on 23 February new proposals to develop the site were presented which showed a scheme of about 140 flats, a walkway to Charlotte Street and …

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 …