The place I used to go inside the hospital I trained, for a few minutes respite. The door would close with a soft thuck behind you, keeping the world and all it’s demands at bay for a few precious moments.
The chapel that once stood at the heart of the Middlesex Hospital on Mortimer Street is to open to the public this month after undergoing a £2million restoration.
Completed in 1929 for the benefit of patients, staff and visitors of the Middlesex Hospital, and closed since 2005 when the hospital was vacated, it has stood shuttered and alone on the site while everything else around it was demolished. Now the Grade II* listed Middlesex Hospital Chapel is to open for the Open House Weekend of 19 and 20 September.
The Chapel will also be transferred into the hands of a charitable trust which will be charged with looking after the building and maintaining it with a £300,000 dowry provided by a s106 agreement as part of the Fitzroy Place commercial and residential development being built by Exemplar.
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