Groveworld gets green light for revamp of hospital site

Grant Prior 3 years ago
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Developer Groveworld has secured a resolution to grant planning permission from Camden Council to create new homes, office space and a hotel at 330 Gray’s Inn Road – the former home of the Royal Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, in King’s Cross.

Designs from architects AHMM include 72 high-quality homes alongside 14,000sqm of new innovative office space plus a public courtyard and 182-room hotel.

Groveworld’s Senior Development Manager Ross Jacobson said: “This is a significant milestone for an exciting project and our plans to revitalise 330 Gray’s Inn Road have been shaped by an extensive programme of engagement over the last 18 months with the London Borough of Camden and the local community.

“The designs will create an exciting new community that, aside from providing much-needed new homes for the borough, will deliver a mix of open spaces and high-quality facilities our residents and neighbours can enjoy.

“Our hope is that this will become an important site in the Knowledge Quarter as it continues to grow and flourish.”

 The lead architect for the project, AHMM Director Philip Turner added: “We have worked closely with Groveworld and Camden Council since May 2019, to develop an intricate masterplan of five buildings for 330 Gray’s Inn Road.

“The final plans represent an exemplary design that has sought to reflect the historical grain of the King’s Cross Conservation Area, and will offer something for everyone, from open spaces to high-quality leisure facilities and a state-of-the-art lifestyle hotel where new and existing residents will be able to work, relax and socialise with friends and family.”

The application will now be referred to the GLA and Groveworld hope to start works early next year as talks now begin with potential main contractors.

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