Welcome to the website for The Former London Chest Hospital

Crest Nicholson are bringing forward proposals for the redevelopment of the former London Chest Hospital, Bethnal Green.

On November 1st Crest Nicholson held a third public exhibition providing an update on proposals for the redevelopment of the former London Chest Hospital.

Please download our information boards which outline our changes to the scheme.


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  • A planning application was originally submitted for the scheme in November 2016
  • Following a period of consultation with Members, local stakeholders, various workshops with London Borough of Tower Hamlets and consultation events with the local community, we have made various design amendments to the scheme which incorporate the following:
    • Removal of double height roof to listed building
    • Removal of lower ground floor apartments
    • Reduction in height and perceived massing with greater stepping in building line along St James’s Avenue
    • Widening of gaps between the buildings on St James’s Avenue to improve and enhance views of the main hospital building and sanitation tower
    • Breakdown and articulation of residential blocks
    • Reduction in number of homes proposed, previously 341, now 305. This figure includes both private and affordable new homes
  • Proposals continue to include a range of heritage enhancements to refurbish the main hospital building and restore the historical character of the site
  • Revisions to the existing scheme will shortly be submitted to The Council in November 2017
  • Public access to the front lawn remains an important part of our proposals for the enjoyment of the local community, as does the delivery of a nursery on site.

Members of the project team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the proposals. Please let us know in advance should you require exhibition materials to be provided in alternative formats.

A second public exhibition was held on the 9th & 11th June 2016 and the materials that were exhibited can be found below.


An initial public exhibition was held on the 28th & 30th January 2016 and the materials that were exhibited can be found below.


If you have any questions please get in contact using the following details.


Email: info@LondonChestHospital.co.uk

Tel: 0203 176 4161

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