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Fitzrovia – Don’t get me wrong: Simon Silver of Derwent London plc talks to Fitzrovia News

By News Reporters In November 2009 Derwent London plc announced plans to redevelop some of their properties in Fitzrovia. They received a lot of positive media coverage and Fitzrovia News ran a critical article in our December issue (115) on pages 6 and 7. In February of this year Simon Silver, a director and head […]

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Fitzrovia – Pigeons will now enjoy lights at Whitfield Gardens

Camden council chose to ignore objections from residents and installed Christmas lights in the badly neglected Whitfield Gardens. Friends of the Opens Spaces Fitzrovia have been campaigning to get Camden council to make repairs to the cracked paving stones, remove graffiti,  and deal with the pigeon and rat problem at the Gardens. The Friends group […]

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Fitzrovia – Heavy lorries will join buses on diversion

Lorries servicing the Crossrail development at Tottenham Court Road will join buses on diversion travelling through Fitzrovia’s streets at a rate of four to five per hour during the construction works. The announcement was made by Transport for London (TfL) at a November meeting with residents. Residents were also told that all the east bound […]

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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 […]

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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 […]