Brunswick Life

Redevelopment of Student Halls in Bloomsbury

Dawn Allott of Camden’s Community Liaison Office, invites members of the Brunswick Leaseholders Association to attend a meeting about the proposed redevelopment of the student halls just north of the Brunswick:

“Hughes Parry, Canterbury & Commonwealth Student Halls, bounded by Cartwright Gardens, Leigh Street, Sandwich Street and Hastings Street, WC1H

I am writing to invite you to a meeting of the Camden Development Management Forum on Tuesday 9th October at The Chancellors Room, Hughes Parry Hall 19-26 Cartwright Gardens WC1H 9EF. Doors will open at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. The meeting will finish at 8.30pm.

At this meeting developers will present proposals for the redevelopment of Hughes Parry, Canterbury & Commonwealth Student Halls, bounded by Cartwright Gardens, Leigh Street, Sandwich Street and Hastings Street, WC1H which is in your area.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the proposal before a planning application is made. After a presentation by the developer there will be an opportunity for you to ask questions and to give your views on the proposals as they stand at this stage.

The proposal is:

Redevelopment of site, involving the demolition of Canterbury and Commonwealth Halls and the retention and refurbishment of Hughes Parry Hall in order to provide a single student accommodation complex, including 5-9 storey buildings and comprising approximately 1300 bedrooms, with associated alterations to access and landscaping.  

We think the meeting will be helpful in identifying and focusing planning issues and that it will give you an opportunity to ask questions about the proposal and give your own ideas.

A planning application has not been received from the developer for this site. If one is submitted in the future Camden Council will carry out statutory consultation in the normal way and determine it in accordance with our duties as the local planning authority.

The meeting will not be making decisions about the development proposal, nor are the developers required to take account of the discussion in any future application, which the Council must determine on its planning merits.

If you need any further information or help about the Development Management Forum you can contact me by phone on 020 7974 1797 or by email at You can also find more information about the Development Management Forum in the Major Developments section of our website.

We want to make sure that all sections of the community are able to participate in the Forum so if you require an interpreter (for a language other than English or for British Sign Language), need information in other formats or have any special needs please let me know.

I hope you are able to attend and look forward to seeing you at the meeting.”

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