Project Abbey Fitzrovia, London W1 Building, CPC Group, Images, Architect, Homes
Project Abbey London Apartments + Offices
Former Middlesex Hospital Project, London for Candy & Candy design by make architects, UK
7 Feb 2007
Former Middlesex Hospital project, Fitzrovia, London W1, England
Approximate buildings construction cost: £1bn
Approved Sep 2007
Project Abbey Development
Project Abbey (Guernsey) Holdings Ltd, an investment consortium led by the CPC Group, has applied to the City of Westminster for planning permission for a 95,000 sq meter mixed use redevelopment of the former Middlesex Hospital to create 273 new homes and 33,000 sq metres of office space and community facilities. The site in Fitzrovia, North of Soho in London W1, currently houses the former Middlesex Hospital and covers a total of 1.2 hectares (3 acres).
Development managers and interior designers to the scheme Candy & Candy Limited (“Candy & Candy”) have held wide consultation with all local representative groups, as well as numerous consultations with Westminster City Council and the Greater London Authority.
The project will be an exciting and well-considered scheme that responds positively to the requirements stipulated in the City of Westminster planning brief for the site and to the environment and surrounding area. Located on the eastern edges of the London borough of Westminster, it borders Camden, and lies within the East Marylebone Conservation area.
Richard Williams, Chief Operating Officer of the CPC Group, said: “We are pleased to have reached the milestone of submitting the application and we look forward to continued positive discussions with Westminster, London. It is important that this site doesn’t remain vacant and a new and vibrant use is created for it. We look forward to working closely with Ken Shuttleworth at Make to create a mixed development scheme out of the existing urban fabric, that will rejuvenate the existing area and offer a fresh aspect to the whole experience of city living.”
Ken Shuttleworth’s architectural firm Make has been appointed for the redevelopment of the former Middlesex Hospital site, replacing the existing random collection of buildings with a scheme that is appropriate to this urban setting.
Simon Bowden from Make comments: “The existing buildings resemble a fortress and we propose to open the site outwards to the surrounding streetscape. Our scheme creates the first public garden in this area of London, which also forms a fantastic setting for the wonderful chapel. The new buildings will be respectful of their context but bold and contemporary in their execution, creating a world class development which will greatly enhance this part of the west end”
Ownership: The Middlesex Hospital site is owned by Project Abbey (Guernsey) Holdings Ltd which is made up of an investment consortium including CPC group and Kaupting Singer and Friedlander
About CPC group
CPC group is a privately owned property trading and development company based in Guernsey. They specialise in premium residential schemes in a number of International markets. They are passionate about property and the projects we work on.
Our team continually seek to innovate and challenge how things are done today, in order to define how they will be done in the future. Candy & Candy do not own Middlesex Hospital and neither are they part of the investment consortium that does own Middlesex Hospital. Candy & Candy are the development managers and interior designers for the proposed scheme.
About Candy & Candy
Candy & Candy are an exclusive interior design and development management company. Their design philosophy is to offer a complete lifestyle, one which is bespoke, luxurious and unique. In combining exquisite homes, exclusive locations and award-winning creativity, they offer a level of service that sets them apart, internationally, from other interior design companies.
Project Abbey architect : Make
Former Middlesex Hospital Site
Design: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands / Sheppard Robson
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Middlesex Hospital Site
Location: Mortimer Street, Fitzrovia, central London, England, UK
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