Sale of St Luke's
Sale of St Luke's Hospital
The sale of St Luke's Hospital in Haringey to Hanover Housing Association has now been completed, following an open market tender.
Hanover has expertise in building communities, particularly for independent older people. It is working with the North London Sustainable Housing Partnership (NLSHP), a co-housing group of local residents who have come together to find a housing opportunity where they can live in a mutually supportive community.
Hanover's successful bid followed a series of public meetings held with residents, including a workshop to develop suggestions for its future uses. Full details of C&I's original proposal are in the discussion document; the final response paper can also be downloaded.
The sale included the Woodside Houses, following a separate public consultation.
Bruce Moore, Chief Executive of Hanover, said 'We will be taking into account the site's existing architecture, listed buildings and green spaces, and have given an assurance that the site's historic gardens will be respected. Before we submit a planning application later this year we will be launching a comprehensive community consultation programme so that the views of local residents and interest groups can be taken into account as our proposals move forward.'
The historic site has been used as a hospital for inpatient services for Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I), but since 2009 most of the site has been unused. Following a recent public consultation, the remaining long term rehabilitation wards will be relocated to St Pancras Hospital. Simmons House to the east of the site will continue to deliver services for Whittington Health.
Wendy Wallace, Chief Executive of C&I, commented 'After comprehensive engagement with local residents and stakeholders, we believe we have found a good way forward. We will be able to reinvest funds from the sale into our services, making sure we continue to provide the best facilities we can for our service users. Local people should be reassured by the reputation of the Housing Association which plans to redevelop the site and the NHS can retain services at Simmons House.'
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