We the undersigned ask The Isle of Wight Council to serve an Urgent Works Notice on the owners of the former Frank James Memorial Hospital, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, and take positive action to save the building.
Why is this important?
The Frank James Memorial Hospital in East Cowes, Isle of Wight is a Grade 2 Listed building built and designed by famous architects John Thomas Micklethwaite and Summers Clark in 1893. The cherished and local landmark was originally a Seamans's Mission and later in 1903, under the patronage of Princess Beatrice became a local cottage hospital and remained so untill it was closed in 2002 and sold by the NHS. Since then it has remained empty and derelict and is now at serious risk of being lost after a decade or failed attempts of conversion work and vandalism.