Hospital site to be used for affordable housing

The Mayor of London has used £12.8m from his Land Fund to purchase the Edmonton land.

Currently comprised of a car park, offices and testing facilities, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has announced the purchase of a hospital site to allow for the delivery of new affordable homes.

Announced today (18th April), the Mayor expects the site to bring at least 200 homes, with 50% of those being for social rent or other forms of affordable housing.

In line with his Housing Strategy, the Edmonton land was purchased for £12.8m under the Mayor’s Land Fund, with construction reported to commence before March 2022.

The sale also comprises part of the Trust’s NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).

On the announcement, 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.”

Maria Kane, CEO of North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust added: “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.”

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