Former Annie McCall Hospital


Former Annie McCall Hospital

Roger Moore was born here

Location: McCall Close, Jeffreys Road, SW4 6QU

Description: Former Annie McCall Maternity Hospital. Built 1915.

Established by Doctor Annie McCAll, pioneer in midwifery practices. Later extended by Gertrude Leverkus, one of the first women architects to qualify.

Site includes former hospitals gardens, now wildlife Garden with pond and planned beehives.

Left empty by Local Government for over 20 years Stockwell Studios a community of Artists have been custodians of the building, trying to save it to see it sympathetically developed as a community arts-hub.

Now the organisation is under serious threat of eviction by Lambeth Council, with the probably future intention being demolition of the building by the council or commercial devlopers the buildings future hangs in the balance!
Find out more at:
www.stockwellstudios.org.uk

and

http://www.stockwellstudios.org.uk/annie_mccall_heritage/

Plus, and here's another reason to save this great place, the suave and sophisticated James Bond was born here - yep - 'Roger Moore'.

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Former Annie McCall Hospital

Roger Moore was born here

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Credits: www.stockwellstudios.org.uk

Stockwell Studios/ Former Annie McCall Hospital Update: Shaken, not stirred? 2010 saw what seemed like a victory for the Studio Artists, thanks to their passionate campaigning and huge support locally and internationally for the Artists, the Building and the continuing development of the site as an Arts hub for Stockwell, An offer of a lease was made by London Borough of Lambeth and a year of what appeared to be positive and successful negotiations ensued. During that time the considerable cost of H&S updating has been met with funds from the Artists themselves in good faith as Lambeths request- only to find that Lambeth have now u-turned and retracted the lease offer made to the Arts Organisation! It is thought Lambeth now has plans to off load the site quick sharp to the highest bidder. The call for renewed and vigorous support and help goes out again to Arts and Community supporters, lovers of heritage, architecture and of pioneering visionary spirit! Visit stockwellstudios.org.uk (JM)
Posted by JM on 2011-01-04

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