The old Queen Elizabeth Children’s Hospital on Hackney Road in Tower Hamlets has has been empty for 16 years
Now under new plans recently agreed by the Mayor of London and Tower Hamlets Council, project partners Family Mosaic and Rydon will bring the site back into community use.
The developers are retaining and refurbishing the original historic façade as a permanent reminder of the site’s history.
The project incorporates 38% affordable housing for both renting and buying and includes larger three or four bed-roomed family homes.
The scheme is part of the Mayor of London’s commitment to deliver 55,000 new affordable homes for Londoners to rent and to buy.
Mark Mitchener, Managing Director, Rydon Construction said: “The outcome of this application is testament to our commitment to quality and the effort of the teams involved as well as the GLA’s strategy of releasing land to deliver much-needed housing for Londoners.”
The development follows more than 12 months of planning and consultation by the project team, including HTA Design, LLP and Savills Planning, who have worked closely with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, the Mayor’s Office and the local community, to ensure plans for the site best meet local housing needs.