The Proposals

Derwent London is bringing forward plans to redevelop 162 City Road, the current Moorfields Eye Hospital (Moorfields) and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology (IoO) sites.

Our vision for the site is to deliver:


New, contemporary office space, enabled for Life Science, and Research and Development uses, as well as affordable workspace.

Improved connections through the site and an enhanced public realm to benefit local communities.

Publicly accessible uses within the scheme, including retail and a City Room space.

Local employment and training opportunities, both during construction and once the buildings are in operation.

High-quality Net Zero Carbon design which will enhance the heritage character of this important site, and contribute positively to the local area. Sustainability is a key priority.

Project timeline

We are committed to working with the local community as we develop ideas for the future of the site. This will help us shape our plans and ensure that the future of 162 City Road reflects the views of the community as much as possible.

The following timeline outlines our next steps in our development progress. We are still at an early stage and are continuing to progress early designs.


February/March 2023

Consultation events for the community to provide feedback on our evolved proposals.

Summer 2023

An update on the evolved proposals prior to the submission of a planning application.

September 2023

Final stage of public consultation.

Late 2023

Plans are prepared for submission to the London Borough of Islington.


Anticipated decision from Islington Planning Committee.


Moorfields and UCL IoO to vacate the site and relocate their services to the new centre in St Pancras.

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