Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Former Launceston General Hospital

The Former Launceston General Hospital in a functionalist art deco style dates from the late 1930s. It closed down in the late 1990s and until 2007 it was in a state of neglect and decay. The former hospital has been given a second change and instead of demolition, it is being adaptively reused and converted into apartments and accommodation, to be known as "The Charles".

To see a photo essay of the former Launceston General Hospital from dereliction to its revival click here

1 comment:

  1. It will comfort you (or appal) you that the Mildura Base Hospital was also left to ruination for ages. And now may be reprieved. Also Deco 1933-4, even some of the architectural features will remind you of Launceston. See the two photos on


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