Construction of the Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children at 20 Guilford Street – on the eastern corner of Lambs Conduit St – is now underway. This £80m development, which was granted planning permission in March last year, is being developed for Great Ormond Street Hospital, UCL’s Institute of Child Health and the Institute of Cardiovascular Science.
The Marchmont Association welcomed the proposal when it was first mooted, and requested that pedestrian facilities in adjacent Guilford Place be improved on the back of this scheme. We also pressed for the disused Grade II listed public conveniences to be restored and brought into use, as with similar buildings in other parts of London (see Development Opportunities elsewhere on this website). Our pleas were heard and improvements will be made to pedestrian facilities, in addition to the disused public conveniences being bought by the up-market Japanese Ramen noodle restaurant chain, whose application for a change of use is being considered by Camden Council.
More details of the new Centre can be found on the GOSH website via the link below.