Decision on whether to turn derelict Barnes Hospital into flats expected next week

By James Smith

15th May 2024 | Local News

An artist's impression of the development (image via planning application)
An artist's impression of the development (image via planning application)

Councillors will next week decide whether to turn half the derelict Barnes Hospital into new homes, nearly three years after the application was first submitted.

Plans to redevelop part of the site into a special needs school and health centre have already been given the green light by Richmond Council, although work is yet to get underway.

Next Wednesday (May 22) the local authority's planning committee will make a decision on Star Land Realty UK Ltd's application to flatten the site to make way for 104 flats, and to convert two buildings into three more residential units.

If approved, the scheme will see all the buildings, except the Recreation Hall and Entrance Lodge, demolished and replaced with three residential apartment blocks.

The project would provide 24 affordable homes.

A council report has recommended the application be approved.