Search

Derelict former hostel off City Road could become offices

PUBLISHED: 17:46 07 September 2018 | UPDATED: 17:46 07 September 2018

Judd House in Mora Street. Picture: Google Maps

Judd House in Mora Street. Picture: Google Maps

Archant

A derelict former hostel off City Road could be brought back into use as offices.

Talal Developments has submitted plans to convert Judd House in Mora Street into commercial space.

The building, not far from the Old Street roundabout, was last used by Paddington Churches Housing Association and the Housing Corporations, who moved out in about 2004.

Before that it was used as an asylum seekers hostel.

As the development includes no housing, Talal would pay £277,600 towards off-site affordable housing, while also making a contribution for affordable workspace elsewhere, as the office won’t provide any.

No objections have been received from neighbours and the plans are recommended for approval at a town hall planning meeting on Monday.

Officers said in a report ahead of the meeting: “The active use of the building would positively contribute towards the strengthening of the City Road Basin as an office location, and would be a sustainable and well-designed development.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Islington Gazette. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Islington Gazette