Housing association Peabody acquired the former Holborn and Finsbury Union workhouse infirmary buildings from UCL three years ago. The planning application for what is likely to be a mixed-use scheme will include the restoration and conversion of the main Victorian buildings. It has yet to be formally submitted but there will be affordable homes in the mix. A new round of public consultation will take place before the application goes to council planners. The architect is award-winning Haworth Tompkins.