City Hall land fund buys St Ann’s Hospital in Haringey

London mayor Sadiq Khan has used City Hall’s new £250m land fund for the first time to buy St Ann’s Hospital in Haringey.

The site, owned by Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust, will deliver up to 800 homes, 50% of which will be affordable, alongside new hospital facilities.

The Greater London Authority intends to become a more active player in the London land market, directly buying sites to increase the amount of affordable housing being developed. The money then secured from selling on the land to housing associations, councils and Community Land Trusts will