Her­itage up­grades

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NEWS -

A PRO­JECT cost­ing $500,000 has started this week to re­store the roof over the main build­ing at Stan­thorpe Hos­pi­tal.

The 82-year-old her­itage listed struc­ture will be up­dated to keep theme with its cur­rent ap­pear­ance.

Roof tiles will be re­placed with a sim­i­lar look­ing prod­uct and the new gut­ter­ing will be more in line with the orig­i­nal style of the build­ing.

Stan­thorpe Hos­pi­tal di­rec­tor of nurs­ing Pauline Maude said al­though modern ma­te­ri­als would be used in the pro­ject, the build­ing’s his­tory would be re­spected.

“The hos­pi­tal was built in 1936 and is listed on the South­ern Downs Re­gional Coun­cil’s her­itage reg­is­ter,” Ms Maude said.

“It’s a beau­ti­ful build­ing and I think the pret­ti­est hos­pi­tal in the Dar­ling Downs Health re­gion.

“Con­sul­ta­tions have been car­ried out to en­sure that the works will be in line with the her­itage of the build­ing.”

Dar­ling Downs Health pro­ject of­fi­cer Jamie Ryan said scaf­fold­ing and tem­po­rary fenc­ing would be put in place, with the pro­ject start­ing on Mon­day, Septem­ber 10.

“Works to re­move the ex­ist­ing tiles will be­gin next week,” Mr Ryan said.

“The hos­pi­tal will re­main op­er­a­tional dur­ing the pro­ject, how­ever some ar­eas may be re­lo­cated or ac­cess to th­ese ar­eas may change.

“Vis­i­tors are asked to please fol­low the signs dur­ing the works.”

The pro­ject is ex­pected to be com­pleted by the end of the year.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

CURVE AP­PEAL: The her­itage listed Stan­thorpe Hos­pi­tal is set to un­dergo a makeover.

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