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Friday 15 August 2008 11.54am
There's now an application in to demolish the old nurses' accommodation next to the GLI Hospital and replace it with a much taller building as part of the new hotel - details here

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Friday 15 August 2008 2.22pm
Is that the handsome brick building to the left of the facade?
Friday 15 August 2008 10.08pm
Thanks for the heads up Mr. Hatts. I clicked on the details link in your post and was able to log an objection to the application.
Friday 15 August 2008 10.20pm
Hmmm... a tricky one this

Although the buildings next door are attractive enough, given the complete redevelopment of the rest of York Road, including the recent new hotel behind the General Lying-in Hospital, does it make any sense to keep them?

Apart from the front portico, the main interest of the GLIH is how it interiors remain as an example of the changing layout of Victorian hospital buildings - details that have understandably been lost from most buildings still in NHS use.

The GLIH building still has the tiling in most of the upstairs rooms from its refurbishment at the turn of the twentieth century, and this was carefully refurbished in the works done a few years ago.

Will a budget hotel operator want to keep this? How tough will English Heritage be in ensuring that the featues inside the GLIH are kept? Would an "enabling" development on the adjacent site mean that more of the original features of the GLIH can be kept?
Wednesday 15 October 2008 10.48am
Boris doesn't like the design:
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/3557

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Wednesday 15 October 2008 4.20pm
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Mr Johnson has overruled his planning officers who welcomed the juxtaposition of the old and new buildings.

I'd say from the photos that there is already plenty of juxtaposition going on.
Monday 2 March 2009 7.01pm
Premier Inn have come up with a scaled-down proposal following refusal of the earlier design - it'll be presented by Hamiltons architects at WCDG next week:
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/5729

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Sunday 5 April 2009 1.59pm
The new planning application has been submitted

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Sunday 11 July 2010 11.28am
Does anyone know what's happening at the GLI building? Have squatters moved in?

I passed by on the other side of York Road on Thursday and there were papers pinned to the doors of both the hospital and the nurses' block next door which looked like the legal notices that squatters often put on properties they have occupied.

Taking a closer look last night, the notices had gone but many of the windows of the GLI were open, lights were on and one of the windows on the ground floor had been smashed.

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Saturday 17 July 2010 9.44am
I'd heard rumours of a high court challenge by the owners of the adjacent Park Plaza hotels:

http://www.caterersearch.com/Articles/2010/07/16/334311/high-court-rules-for-premier-inn-in-lambeth-hotel-wars.htm

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