New homes at former London lunatic asylum

Published:  30 June, 2011

DARTFORD: Developers have got the go-ahead to convert the former City of London lunatic asylum in Dartford into 260 homes.

Dartford Borough Council granted detailed planning permission and listed building consent allowing house builder Ward Homes and PJ Livesey Group, which specialises in converting historic buildings, to make a start on the Grade II listed Stone House Hospital.

Under the deal, Ward will build 167 newly built houses and apartments, including 23 affordable homes available through housing association Moat, while PJ Livesey will deliver 93 converted houses and apartments.

The 6-hectare site has remained vacant since the National Health Service closed the former hospital in 2007.

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