because South Eastern Kings Cross, London, is a place where people live and work!

Massive 15 Storey Tower to come in place of UCL Royal National Throat and Ear Hospital!

WC1X is to get a massive development of the like we have not seen before in height. The Planning Application deadline has passed on 1st of April, but it may not be too late to make late submissions, because this is a significant change that ought to have been consulted upon properly with the community.

Please write to for comments with the reference 2023/0904/P

Issues and c oncerns you may have:

  • change of character of area. This was a hospital / residential area
  • not in line with plans for research / knowledge hub
  • endangerment of historic buildling
  • height of planned building out of character
  • residential use
  • light impact
  • pollution impact during construction
  • security to local area lessened as increase in temporary guests.
  • economic threat to local hotels

The proposal states:

ProposalVariation of Condition 2 (Approved Plans), 18 ( Cycle Secure & Covered Parking), 31 (Gym House of Operation), 41 (SuDS), and 54 (External Amenity Space Details for Swinton Street Flats) of planning permission ref 2020/5593/P dated 20/07/22 for the redevelopment of the former Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital site, comprising: Retention of 330 Gray’s Inn Road and a two-storey extension above for use as hotel (5 above ground storeys in total), demolition of all other buildings, the erection of a part 13-part 9 storey building plus upper and lower ground floors (maximum height of 15 storeys) for use as a hotel (including a cafe and restaurant); covered courtyard; external terraces; erection of a 7-storey building plus upper and lower ground floors maximum height of 9 storeys) for use as office together with terraces; erection of a 10 storey building plus upper and lower ground floors (maximum height of 12 storeys) for use as residential on Wicklow Street and office and/or provision of education space at lower ground and basement floors; erection of a 5 storey building plus upper and lower ground floors (maximum height of 7 storeys) for use as residential on Swinton Street and associated residential amenity space; together with a gymnasium; new basement; rooftop and basement plant; servicing; cycle storage and facilities; refuse storage; landscaping and other ancillary and associated works.  

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