Residents have been urged to make their views known on plans to refurbish a former hospital in Dagenham.

The proposals to renovate Grays Court Hospital in John Parker Close include temporary accommodation for local people, a flexible use community space, and the continuation of out of hours GP services.

Matthew Westwood, Senior Development Manager at Be First, which is running the consultation and project, said: “We really want the input of the local community so we can breathe new life into this former hospital.

“Our plans will give a roof over local families’ heads who are looking for a permanent home, and some excellent facilities for the community but it’s important local people have their say.”

The refurbishment, will create 55-60 new rooms and a community space which could be used for:

  • A community food club and cooking school
  • Family learning opportunities
  • Education and training facilities
  • Careers fairs and job clubs

Be First is holding a special public consultation event at Grays Court Hospital on Thursday, 5th September from 3pm to 8pm.

And from 5th September, local people can comment online by going to



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