Urban Strategies was retained to define a vision and innovative master plan for one of the largest mental health institutions in England. The aim is to redevelop and revitalize the South West London and St. George’s Mental Health Trust’s 80-acre main campus, the Springfield University Hospital in Tooting, London.
Built in 1840 by William Moseley, Springfield University Hospital is an old Victorian county asylum, set within one of the largest green corridors in South London. Modern medical practice has rendered the historic hospital obsolete for mental health care provision and created a once in a generation opportunity to enable new uses on this rare development site in the London urban area.
Urban Strategies facilitated the creation of a community vision and development framework to introduce new uses and build stronger connections between Springfield’s mental health facilities and the community. When redeveloped, the site will contain historic Victorian buildings; modernised health care facilities; extensive open spaces; and new service amenities, which are centred on a new system of roads and pedestrian connections. The project will support community development in the South West London area.