Part of a hospital in London is be demolished to make way for a multi-use development which will include 129 new homes.

The new buildings will also incorporate commercial units and a cycle park while the Royal Free London NHS Foundations Trust, who runs the Edgware Community Hospital in North West London, has assured residents no services will be lost as a result of the decision.

The site is owned by the NHS Property Services and it has employed London-based Montagu Evans in a planning capacity while Tate Hindle are drawing up the designs for the building which range in size from 5-7 storeys.

NHS Property Services Principal Transaction Manager Dan Hotson explained part of the remit was to improve the look of the hospital and the proceeds of the deal will go back into front-line services.

He said: “If approved, our submitted plans will deliver a variety of much-need new homes to help meet a growing housing need in Barnet, as well as new commercial space to help sustain local jobs.

“The scheme will enhance the Hospital setting by creating a more welcoming approach to the main Hospital building for visitors and staff, including through the introduction of new landscaped areas and fully-accessible public realm.

“Any disposal proceeds generated by the development will be wholly reinvested back into the NHS so that we may continue to enable excellent patient care.”

It is anticipated that Barnet Council will make a decision on the plans in Spring/Summer.