City & Country sets new record at the WhatHouse? Awards 2023
To commemorate the hard work of the incredible NHS staff and community for over 75 years, we have installed a hoarding at our multi-award-winning The 1840, St George’s Gardens development in South West London.
In collaboration with 1st Wandsworth Beavers, the hoarding features individual drawings illustrating what the NHS means to them and how this aligns with the young group’s core values: to be kind and to do your very best.
Now expertly restored into an incredible selection of conversion apartments, duplexes and terraced housing The 1840, St George’s Gardens was previously the Springfield War Hospital during the First World War which treated shell-shocked soldiers and eventually became a part of the National Health Service in 1948. To mark the former hospital’s relationship with the NHS and the services of the staff who worked there, City & Country organised for the local beavers’ group to create designs outlining how they view the NHS and its key values, which were then installed opposite the historic building.
Jennifer Rhodes-Finch, Head of Marketing for City & Country, said: “Discovering and celebrating local history is always a highlight of City & Country’s work to restore and conserve architectural heritage. We are proud to be working with the local community to commemorate Springfield Hospital’s history and the hardworking people who worked here and continue to work within the NHS, across the country.
“As part of the new, mixed-use Springfield Village collaboration project we also celebrated the NHS’s anniversary with the restoration and public unveiling of the newest and largest area of the 32-acre park. Once fully restored and opened, the 32-acre space will offer a pavilion café, amphitheatre, youth shelter and play areas with excellent outdoor community space as well as wetland areas to encourage wildlife and support biodiversity. There’s lots to celebrate here at The 1840, St George’s Gardens!”
“We’d like to thank the 1st Wandsworth Beavers for joining us to celebrate this incredible milestone of the NHS by creating such a heartfelt and creative hoarding at The 1840, St George’s Gardens for everyone to enjoy.”
Peter Hapgood, Lead Volunteer for Wandsworth Scouts comments: “We worked with City & Country to celebrate Remembrance Day last year which was such a special event; we were thrilled to be invited again for a subject that is extremely relevant in today’s world. The Beavers were so excited to create artwork for the grounds of such an historic building and enjoyed the opportunity to reflect and celebrate the amazing work of the NHS on its 75th anniversary.”
Surrounded by parkland and perfectly located in South West London between Tooting, Balham, Earlsfield and Wandsworth Common, The 1840, St George’s Gardens offers a range of one, two and three-bedroom conversion apartments, duplexes and select mews-style houses, combining period charm with contemporary style and elegant open plan living.
Residents will enjoy the best of London village living, with the pet-friendly development overlooking the new 32-acre park as well as 8-acres of private landscaped gardens. The 1840, St George’s Gardens also includes a concierge service, with select homes benefitting from private terraces, original restored features, allocated parking and electric charging points. A choice of underground and overground stations are also within walking distance of the development.