UCLH invites the community to have its say on plans for new homes 

04/07/2013 00:00 

A public consultation about proposals for a new housing development on the site of the former Middlesex Hospital Annex on Cleveland Street is now underway.

An artist's impression of how the annex could look

UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) is holding a public exhibition on Tuesday 16 July and Wednesday 17 July, 3pm – 5pm, in the atrium of 250 Euston Road, London, NW1 2PG.

The community will be able to meet the project team, view plans and leave feedback.

The plans would see the Middlesex Hospital Annex site deliver a mix of affordable and private homes and have the potential to restore a historic right of way, Bedford Passage which has been closed to the public since at least 1870. At the same time, the listed workhouse at the centre of the site would be preserved and enhanced.

A new public space running along Cleveland Street and into Bedford Passage would open a currently inaccessible area up to the community, creating an open green plaza, including new trees. Bedford Passage would connect Charlotte Street to Cleveland Street when UCL develop the adjacent Astor College site.

Sir Robert Naylor, UCLH chief executive, said: “At the heart of the proposals is the preservation of the listed building on Cleveland Street. Its original brickwork dating to the late 1700s will remain intact and the plans do not include any recladding or altering of its facades. Funds generated by the development will be reinvested by UCLH into health services for patients.”

Kieran McDaid, UCLH’s Director of Estates, said that: “We hope to put a vacant site back to use by delivering new homes while at the same time re-establishing an historic public right of way. We hope the community takes this chance to meet our team and give us their early thoughts at this developmental stage in the planning process.”

The Middlesex Hospital closed in 2005 and the Annex site is no longer used for medical services following the ongoing consolidation of UCLH’s facilities on and around Euston Road.

UCLH is at an early stage in the planning process. The plan aims to up to 100 homes for the local community with a mix of both affordable and private homes, subject to ongoing discussions with all stakeholders.

At present it is anticipated that the planning application will be submitted in autumn this year.

If you would like to find out more, call a member of our team on 020 3447 4477 or email information.development@uclh.nhs.uk.

 

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