|Work Begins On Former Chiswick Lodge Hospital Site|
Bank forced to step in after developers defaulted on their loan
Work has begun on the site of the former Chiswick Lodge Hospital six years after the campaign to save the historic building failed.
The hospital on Chiswick Mall was originally endowed by Chiswick Polish owner Dan Mason and became the birth place of singer Kim Wilde and Pete Townshend of the Who. Sir Roger Bannister worked as a Doctor there.
The land was sold and the building demolished but lay untouched for years until Barclays Bank was forced to made an unprecedented to move into housebuilding after the developer defaulted on the loan.
When Hounslow Primary Care Trust sold the site it was no longer a maternity hospital but a centre caring for elderly patients with Alzheimer's. It also took in those with motor neurone disease both young and old.
March 22, 2011