The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has used £12.8m from his Land Fund to purchase a 1.4-hectare site at the North Middlesex University Hospital (NMUH) in Edmonton.
The site currently comprises of a car park, offices, and hospital testing facilities. These facilities will be relocated to other parts of the hospital ensuring no loss of services to patients.
The Mayor expects the site to deliver at least 200 homes, with 50 per cent of those being social rented or other genuinely affordable housing, in line with his Housing Strategy.
By purchasing the site, the Mayor will also be able to help deliver enhanced health facilities with increased capacity.
The sale of this site comprises part of the Trust’s NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP). Before committing to the purchase, the GLA and Trust worked closely to ensure the proposals meet the Mayor’s six assurances for STPs*.
Construction of the new homes will begin before March 2022.
The site was previously owned by LocatED, the Department of Education agency responsible for delivering the Academy programme, as the location of a new school. This plan subsequently fell through leading to LocatED seeking to dispose of the land.
Maria Kane, Chief Executive of North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust said: “This investment is a fantastic opportunity to develop the area around North Middlesex University Hospital. We’re looking forward to working with the Greater London Authority to make best use of the land so that it better meets the needs of people who use the hospital and benefits our local community.”
James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development, said: “The Mayor and I are determined to do everything within our power to build more social rented and other genuinely affordable homes for Londoners.
“Under Sadiq, City Hall is taking a far more active approach to unlocking sites across the capital. We are using the Land Fund he established to buy sites like this one in Enfield, where we will be able to build genuinely affordable homes whilst protecting healthcare for the local community.”