December 23, 2011
A tale of new hotels & old hospitals...
This building, the former Launceston General Hospital, sat vacant for a long time. It was a bit of an eyesore, actually, and a shame because it is rather a handsome building. However, like a lot of large vacant buildings in Launceston, it just sat there waiting for someone with a bit of vision and a lot of cash. So about 18 months ago, it finally re-opened as a swanky new hotel.
Maybe if I can locate a photo of this building during it's derelict hospital phase, I can do a before piece as well.