Whipps Cross Aerial View of redevelopment plans

Transforming the wider site

The current hospital takes up a huge area of land but the new hospital will be taller and therefore have a much smaller footprint. This provides an opportunity to transform the wider Whipps Cross site.

The new hospital will be at the heart of a new neighbourhood, filled with green spaces and crossed by new walking and cycling routes. In total there will be 58,500sqm of new green spaces and parks, the equivalent of around 8 football pitches. This will help tackle surface water flooding, boost water quality, and improve biodiversity across the Whipps Cross site by 10%.

In line with the Waltham Forest Local Plan there will be up to 1,500 much needed new homes built in the area, some of them in the original Edwardian hospital buildings which will be retained. There will also be new restaurants, shops, and community spaces.