Plans for Moorfields Eye Hospital redevelopment

Developer Derwent Land has begun consultation on proposals for the redevelopment of the Moorfields Eye Hospital site at No.162 City Road. This includes three locally listed buildings, the main hospital building, the King George V Extension and Kemp House. The developer plans to restore these buildings with some open space behind them and more offices at the back. The plans include a tall building, of an as yet undetermined height, though the architects have not so far made any concept designs public.

Derwent expects to submit a planning application in early 2023 and expects Moorfields to move to its new home in Spring 2027. The intention is to complete the building in 2031/32. The Islington Society has been part of the early stages of consultation and expects to be involved further when more details of the proposed designs become available.