The refurbishment of the Trust-owned properties at 6−11 Windsor Walk marks another important step in the rationalisation of the Maudsley Hospital campus and associated buildings. Utilising our properties to best effect not only improves the services and training we can provide but, with the guidance of our experienced Board, helps to maximise our investments, creating opportunities to generate a vital boost to funding.
Previously derelict, the properties at 6−11 Windsor Walk represented a wasted opportunity. A plan was devised to both make use of the space to improve services and also to generate additional revenue.
Now brought back to life, four of the properties are in use as accommodation for families of children receiving long-term treatment at King’s College Hospital. This accommodation replaces a similar facility at King’s College Hospital, which is now the site of the new Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences.
The homes are let on a long-lease to King’s College Hospital, who also manage the accommodation. These previously neglected buildings now provide 24 bedrooms for families needing support at a difficult time, particularly those who do not live locally.
As with all our developments, sensitivity to the local community and environment is paramount. Extensive community consultation was undertaken and feedback gratefully received. The street frontage of the buildings has been restored to blend with neighbouring buildings, enhancing the local conservation area.