Not strictly a Lavender Hill project, but readers may be interested to hear a fairly large new NHS base is being planned for the first floor of the PCS building on Falcon Road, next to the station (PCS will remain in the building, but using less space).
Hardly any changes will be made to the appearance of the building and it’s unlikely this change of use will be controversial (indeed the new facility should be useful, and the location is certainly convenient). For those with an interest it’s Wandsworth planning application 2018/2208.
This project follows recent changes in the delivery of many of the Borough’s local NHS community services; these were previously provided by St Georges NHS trust, but since October 2017 have been delivered by Central London NHS trust instead. St Georges already have various buildings scattered around the area (notably on Stormont Road, just off Lavender Hill – but also in the Doddington estate and further afield); while the Central London trust have a rather motley assortment of smaller sites scattered around the borough, none of which are really suitable for use as a major community facility.
The plans are essentially for a load of consulting rooms, and desk space for around 100 people – a few extracts below.
One minor niggle: the planning documents suggest they’re calling the new facility the NHS “Clapham hub” rather than a more descriptive ‘Clapham Junction’ or ‘Battersea’ (but there’s still time before they apply for detailed signage permissions – we’re tipping off Love Battersea before it’s too late!).
Planning images (c) Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust / IngletonWood