View Full Version : Archived: Cane Hill Asylum (July 08)

10-08-2008, 08:20 PM
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Goodbye Cane Hill Asylum 1883 - 1991

The Video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZhElepCBCw

The main Hospital complex, which closed in 1991, is in a dilapidated state of repair and like many buildings of its age, asbestos is present. The buildings are derelict due to the asbestos, water penetration, vandalism and fire. The state of the buildings renders refurbishment largely impractical and demolition of the buildings started July 2008.

The chapel and administration blocks will be retained as they are locally listed buildings and it is likely that the water tower will also be retained as this is a local landmark and a number of people have expressed a desire for it to be preserved...

Canehill.org.uk provides information on plans to transform the area by providing new housing and employment opportunities as part of the ongoing regeneration of Coulsdon. National regeneration agency English Partnerships purchased the Cane Hill Hospital site from the National Health Service (NHS) in April this year. Working in conjunction with the London Borough of Croydon (LBC), English Partnerships is committed to creating a development of the highest design and environmental quality, and ensuring that proposals meet the needs of the local community.

A number of uses for the site have been suggested over the past 20 years and previous schemes have centred on a Science and Innovation Park. Last year English Partnerships and LBC jointly commissioned a Science and Innovation Feasibility Study to gain a clear understanding of the viability of a Science Park on the site. The results of the recently completed study are now being assessed and will form part of the development of options. Whilst detailed plans have yet to be developed, a vision for the former Hospital site has been identified which focuses on a high-quality scheme with a balanced mix of living, working and recreational uses.

The scheme will provide new jobs and homes for local people whilst respecting and improving the existing environment. It is important that our proposals are being developed within the site's Green Belt planning designation and we recognise the environmental importance of the Cane Hill site to the local community.

Canehill.org is a part of the comprehensive consultation programme with local residents, businesses and politicians to develop proposals for the site. The website enables local people and businesses to ask questions and communicate directly with us as we move the scheme forward. By working in partnership with the community, we will ensure the future development of the Cane Hill Hospital site responds to local needs and helps to regenerate Coulsdon.

The Cane Hill Hospital site covers 83 hectares and has a prominent position in Coulsdon right next to the town centre.
















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