St John landmark bulldozed
SUBIACO and Wembley residents and commuters witnessed a remarkable scene on Cambridge Street last week as demolition works began on St John of God House.
The six-level building that has stood on the site since 1962 is being demolished, making way for the redevelopment of St John of God Subiaco Hospital.
St John of God Subiaco Hospital acting chief executive John Fogarty said the demolition was a significant milestone for the hospital, as it represented the first stage of the hospital’s redevelopment.
“Plans for the redevelopment include extra parking, operating theatres, single rooms and consulting suites, and a dedicated research and education facility, which aim to meet the future needs of the community and provide more options for our patients and doctors,” he said.
SJG House was originally built as nurses’ quarters and in recent years has been used for consulting suites, administration offices and parent education workshops.
The Cambridge Street entrance and parking around SJG House will be closed until late July to assist with the demolition works.
All the other entrances to the hospital and parking access remain open.
Stage 1 of the three-stage redevelopment includes the creation of a Site Master Plan and demolition of SJG House and related works.
Stage 2 involves the expansion of the multi-storey carpark near the main entrance to provide more parking options for patients, visitors and caregivers.
And stage 3 will see the refurbishment of the existing building and expansion of clinical areas, including additional operating theatres, single rooms and intensive care and coronary care beds.
Demolition works on St John of God House.