Cleveland Clinic Receives Planning Permission for London Hospital

Westminster City Council grants planning permission for conversion of 33 Grosvenor Place

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LONDON: Cleveland Clinic is pleased with Westminster City Council’s decision to grant planning permission for the conversion of 33 Grosvenor Place into an advanced healthcare facility.

Since it was founded in 1921, Cleveland Clinic has developed an international reputation for providing integrated, doctor-led care to patients in the United States, and we are pleased to start the development of our first facility in London.

Cleveland Clinic’s plans for 33 Grosvenor Place will include:

  • Change the use of the existing building from B1 (Office) to C2 (Residential Institutions including Hospitals) to provide a 200-bed hospital with eight operating theatres.
  • Retain the majority of the existing structure and external face of the building.
  • Reinstate the building’s original entrances by removing the unsightly and unfriendly ramps and stairs. This will enhance the architectural quality of the building with a sensitive renovation.

Cleveland Clinic remains committed to continuing to listen closely to the views of local residents, planning officers and members of the local authority to ensure that the development and its plans are appropriate to the local area and local community.

Toby Cosgrove, CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic, said, “I am delighted that we have been granted planning approval and can start the development of our first healthcare facility in London. Since 1921 we have established a reputation as one of the most trusted and respected providers of healthcare. We are looking forward to the opportunity to provide our unique model of care to patients in London, one of the world’s great cities.”

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Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S.News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 49,000 employees are more than 3,400 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 14,000 nurses, representing 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. The Cleveland Clinic health system includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, nine community hospitals, more than 150 northern Ohio outpatient locations – including 18 full-service family health centers and three health and wellness centers – and locations in Weston, Fla.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2015, there were 6.6 million outpatient visits, 164,700 hospital admissions and 208,807 surgical cases throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 180 countries. Visit us at  Follow us at