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Two architectural drawings of the front elevations of Great Ormond Street hospital building on Great Ormond Street, London. One is the exising hospital building. The other is the proposed new building that will be as tall as a 14-storey council block.

DRAWINGS FROM PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The new building will be as tall as the 14-storey council blocks in the Tybalds Estate behind Great Ormond Street. So tall that it will breach the protected view of St Paul's Cathedral and steal the light from 40-50 residences.

Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital

'Stabbing Us In The Back' Community Say

BY ALEXANDER JAMES

6 October 2023

One of the world's most famous children's hospitals is under fire for an alleged violation of civil rights to the community living on its doorstep, neighbours claim.

Great Ormond Street Hospital is forging ahead with building plans that will 'cripple' neighbourhood privacy and businesses, say the community who live in its vicinity, and are ready for a 'David and Goliath' battle.

And they also claim they feel betrayed by Camden Council and the staff they pay business and council taxes to protect them, for ignoring their pleas to have a legal right

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BY DIANNA SCARROTT

Saturday, 30 September 2023

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