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Report - Southlands Hospital / Workhouse, Shoreham, Sussex, June 2011



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Visited with Catullus.
There's not really much left to see here except for the hall. Southlands Hospital has a large live section, and until recently had 4 or 5 old derelict buildings that were part of the former workhouse on the site. Most of these buildings have now been demolished as houses are currently being built on the site. The 2 buildings that remain are going to be converted into housing.

From The Argus, 7th August 2009:
Two hundred new homes could be built on the site of a derelict former Victorian workhouse.

The development next to Southlands Hospital, Shoreham, would include 57 affordable homes for key workers and those on low incomes.

The site was sold in 2005 as part of a £320million deal forged by the NHS Hospital Sites Programme and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

It became derelict and vandalised after it shut in the 1990s and local residents feared the landmark workhouse building would be demolished and lost forever.

An council spokesman said: “The development will keep some of the original workhouse buildings, including the refectory and entrance block.

“They will be refurbished and renamed the Refectory Building and West Lodge.

“Some of the existing buildings will be demolished including Storrington House, the former engine house, the chimneys and staff accommodation block.â€￾

The Steyning Union Workhouse was built in 1896 when parishes had to provide food and shelter for the poor.

All that's left now is the building labelled below as 'dining' and the building labelled 'receiving wards' and 'casual wards'.

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