Former Annie McCall Hospital
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Former Annie McCall Hospital

Roger Moore was born here


Former Annie McCall Maternity Hospital. Built 1915.

Established by Doctor Annie McCAll, pioneer in midwifery practices. Later extended by Gertrude Leverkus, one of the first women architects to qualify.

Site includes former hospitals gardens, now wildlife Garden with pond and planned beehives.

Left empty by Local Government for over 20 years Stockwell Studios a community of Artists have been custodians of the building, trying to save it to see it sympathetically developed as a community arts-hub.

Now the organisation is under serious threat of eviction by Lambeth Council, with the probably future intention being demolition of the building by the council or commercial devlopers the buildings future hangs in the balance!
Find out more at:
www.stockwellstudios.org.uk

and

http://www.stockwellstudios.org.uk/annie_mccall_heritage/

Plus, and here's another reason to save this great place, the suave and sophisticated James Bond was born here - yep - 'Roger Moore'.

Location: McCall Close, Jeffreys Road, SW4 6QU


Stockwell Studios is now a listed Grade II building! Delighted to inform you that having considered our recommendation the Minister with responsibility in this matter, the Minister for Tourism and Heritage, has decided to add Former Annie McCall Hospital to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. The building is now listed at Grade II. Gosia McCabe (Designation Co-ordinator - South, English Heritage). 12th October 2011 The Annie McCall Hospital is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons: Hospital played a vital part in the network of pioneering women doctors in the late C19, and the growing acceptance of women in the medical profession well into the C20 Architectural interest: the purpose-built wing, designed by Hart and Waterhouse and dating to 1915, has a smart red-brick facade with stone dressings and a handsome doorcase. There is also an extension of 1938 by Gertrude Leverkus, an early female architect State of preservation: there has been little alteration to the building since it opened and it retains its wood floors, terrazzo-paved corridors, original window joinery and one fireplace, which enhance our understanding of how the building functioned. Please come and join the conversation on AMACs community website: http://www.amacstudios.org/profiles/blogs/stockwell-studios-is-now-a-listed-grade-ii-building Thank you Judith Martin for helping the studios! (JM)
Posted by JM on 2011-10-13
Stockwell Studios/ Former Annie McCall Hospital Update: Shaken, not stirred? 2010 saw what seemed like a victory for the Studio Artists, thanks to their passionate campaigning and huge support locally and internationally for the Artists, the Building and the continuing development of the site as an Arts hub for Stockwell, An offer of a lease was made by London Borough of Lambeth and a year of what appeared to be positive and successful negotiations ensued. During that time the considerable cost of H&S updating has been met with funds from the Artists themselves in good faith as Lambeths request- only to find that Lambeth have now u-turned and retracted the lease offer made to the Arts Organisation! It is thought Lambeth now has plans to off load the site quick sharp to the highest bidder. The call for renewed and vigorous support and help goes out again to Arts and Community supporters, lovers of heritage, architecture and of pioneering visionary spirit! Visit stockwellstudios.org.uk (JM)
Posted by JM on 2011-01-04
Stockwell Studios @ Annie McCall Update: If you are interested in helping to save this site and the Artists Studios there you can sign the studios growing online petition. http://www.gopetition.com/online/35386.html (JM)
Posted by JM on 2010-04-12