Barts Hospital Great Hall Planning issue

MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Question By: 
Victoria Borwick
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Do you support the case put forward by the Friends of Barts Hospital Great Hall that a compromise can both save the magnificent 18th century Hall for future generations and create space for a Maggie's cancer counselling centre? By moving the Maggie's centre 20 yards from its proposed site, that will allow for both urgently needed improvement works to the Hall and the building of the Maggie's Centre. Do you support this solution?


Answer for Barts Hospital Great Hall Planning issue

Answer for Barts Hospital Great Hall Planning issue

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I understand that two schemes have been submitted, one by the Friends of the Great Hall and one by Maggie's, both of which were supported by English Heritage and have been granted consent by the City of London Corporation. However, they cannot both be implemented.

Neither is referable to me, and this is a matter for the NHS Trust.

I am aware that there are efforts to get the parties to talk to each other, and encourage this discussion to happen.