Last week’s BBC Question Time was recorded at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, a stone’s throw away from a massive development at Fulham Reach. I will be writing a blog on that development and the others that are springing up around the borough in due course.
Billy Bragg was on the Question Time panel and mentioned how the Charing Cross Hospital site was being earmarked for redevelopment when it closes. The Tories have always denied this.
This morning, however, Phoghorn Phibbs let the cat out of the bag in this Twitter exchange with Billy Bragg.
You read it here first: Charing Cross Hospital will be demolished to make way for luxury flats.
Cllr Peter Graham, who works for lobbying firm, Four Communications, whose clients include the Berkeley Group (parent company of St George) told me that “three blocks of flats” were already there. When I told him those were nurse’s homes, he claimed that [medical] students lived there (fair enough) as well as “others”. However, he wouldn’t clarify what he meant by “others”. Do you ever get the feeling you’re being lied to?
Graham, whose ward includes Charing Cross Hospital, also spoke in favour of the Fulham Reach development.
Next month use your vote wisely. Kick the Tories out.