History of the site

The history of the buildings and spaces that make up the site date back to the 1800s, and has seen many changes since then. See below for some of the major milestones that have lead us to the present day.

C. 1800

St Pancras workhouse was established in the 1770s and relocated in 1809 to what is now the St Pancras Hospital site

Late 1860s

St Pancras North Infirmary was built

C. 1885

St Pancras South Infirmary was built


London County Council took over responsibility for St Pancras’ Institution and Hospital – adapting and rebuilding the Institution for use as a general hospital


St Pancras’ Institution was renamed St Pancras Hospital


London County Council had completed a new mental observation unit and a new maternity block

1939 – 1945

During the World War II the Male Admissions Block and the Administration Block which were built in the 1890s were damaged by bombings and later had to be demolished


On establishment of the National Health Service (NHS), St Pancras Hospital was handed over to University College Hospital


From a reorganisation of the NHS, the Hospital came under the control of the Camden and Islington Community Health Services NHS Trust


The Hospital became the Headquarters for the Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust


King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership selected as C&I’s development partner.

St Pancras Hospital Stories

Throughout our consultation, we’ve heard lots of interesting stories about St Pancras Hospital and want to capture as many of your memories of the site as possible. This will help us to better understand how we can portray this rich history in our masterplan.

We would love to hear your memories of the site, which you can share by completing our short form here. Whether you worked at the hospital or your family has interesting ties to the site, we want to hear your stories of the past!

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