• Bow RoadE3
  • Mile End RoadE3
  • Whitechapel RoadE1
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St Clements Hospital Mile End Road

St Clements Hospital

Significant Building

  • Completed: 1849
  • Grade II Listed [1251493 / 1065276]
  • Built by: Richard Tress 1809/10-1975
  • Historic period: Early Victorian: 1837-1850
  • This is a significant building
  • Current Use: Other

St Clements, which has a strong presence on Bow Road, was built in 1848 and since then has been an important part of the community. St. Clements started its life as a workhouse designed by architect Richard Tress (1809/10-1875). The site covers nearly five acres and the buildings have been adapted to the changing needs of welfare and healthcare in London. The entire site was listed in 1973 and is part of the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Conservation Area.

St Clements became a hospital in 1874 and a psychiatric unit in 1936 until it closed in 2005. The site was sold to the Homes and Communities Agency and is due for redevelopment into 275 affordable homes by the GLA. Following a successful campaign by local people it will become the UK's first urban Community Land Trust, the freehold being handed over to the trust on completion of the redevelopment.