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 …

Camden’s planners appear to have given up on this legal agreement

Former Strand Union Workhouse.

Next Thursday Camden's planning officers will try to persuade councillors to approve plans to redevelop a disused hospital building in Fitzrovia, but without the developer honouring a legal agreement to build the full amount of social rented homes on the site. UCLH Charity which owns the derelict Middlesex Hospital Annex in Cleveland Street wants the …

Human remains ‘should be anticipated’ at former workhouse site

Human remains from an historic burial ground at the former workhouse building in Fitzrovia are very likely to still exist and would have to be removed before any redevelopment of the site says a report from Museum of London Archaeology. The report is a desk-based analysis and draws together evidence from historical records and the results …

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 …

Fitzrovia Area Action Plan approved by Camden Council

By News Reporters The Fitzrovia Area Action Plan was finally approved and adopted by Camden Council in March. The plan will contribute to land planning in Fitzrovia and the western part of Bloomsbury which is needed to deal with the impact of continued development pressure.  The adoption of the plan came at the end of …

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 …

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 …

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 …