Former hospital taken off at risk register after Richmond Council works to restore neglected building


A scheme has been agreed to restore the building.


By Sandra Saadi

The former Normansfield Hospital in Teddington has been removed from the English Heritage at Risk Register after a successful project brought it back to life.

The building was placed on the register after being neglected and vandalised over a number of years, but Richmond Council carried out work to make sure the hospital was safe and watertight. A scheme was agreed to restore and convert the building for residential use.

The Council is also negotiating with the owners to bring forward a high quality restoration scheme.

“It has been a delight to restore the Normansfield Hospital to its former glory,” said Cllr Pamela Fleming, Cabinet Member for Environment in Richmond.

The council helps to protect and improve the historical environment and monitors listed buildings in the borough in collaboration with English Heritage. It also provides advice to owners in securing grants.

“The cultural heritage of this borough is rich and we are fortunate to live in the area which boasts so many buildings of historical interest. We will continue to work closely with the owners of the buildings identified by English Heritage which have fallen into disrepair,” added Cllr Fleming.

There are ten buildings in the borough which are on the English Heritage at Risk Register. The Wick House in Richmond Hill is one of the additional entries which were recently recommended for removal as works are complete.

Photo courtesy of Mark Auer, with thanks.

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