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    It seems plans are at an advanced stage to demolish the old hospital and replace with a new building. As well as the current outpatient facilities at the hospital, it's anticpated that there will be a GP medical practice in the building as well as a dental practice. The building will have no in patient beds.

    I understand the medical practice and pharmacy at the Banks Rd Garston Village Hall are to relocate to the hospital.

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    I would NOT like to see the old building demolished.
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    Just about the nicest building in Garston, and still looks in good condition, surely they cannot be allowed to pull it down!

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    My last year in Blessed John Almond I was practicing the wrist action to click my fingers so I could join the Allerton click. I practiced so much I sprained my wrist and was sent to Garston hospital where you waited ages. I think it is worth saving as much of old Garston seems to be vanishing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    I would NOT like to see the old building demolished.
    Agreed. No doubt the facade could be saved as in for example Central Libary and Liverpool Museum which were bombed in WW2 and rebuilt. It's all a matter of cost really. However the health authority are not in the business of saving historic buildings. An equally worrying aspect is the move of the GP practice and associated Pharmacy from the Village Hall in Banks Rd to the new hospital site. This cannot be good for the people living "under the bridge".

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    Who Is that high to be demolishing a good building?
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    According to the Liverpool Primary Care Trust's consulation document noted in post #1, the decision had already been taken to demolish the Garston Hospital, and the consultation questionaire didn't ask that whether the local people would like to preserve the building. It seems the building will be built by a private company, Assura, who will contract run it in conjunction with local GPs, dentists etc in a novel form of co-partnership agreement. In other similar projects, Assura has set up their own pharmacy in such centres

    Assura Group Website - Home

    Interestingly in another of Assura's projects, Litherland Town Hall Health Centre, the company won an award earlier this year for the quality of their design in retaining the whole building. If this can be done at Litherland, why not in Garston. Surely Garston Hospital is as architecurally important as Litherland Town Hall. At the very least health authority should preserve the front facade of the building with new build behind.

    See Assura's PR release:


    20 March 2008

    Assura is proud to announce that one of its most innovative LIFT partnership buildings, the Litherland Town Hall Health Centre, has been announced joint winner of the 'Best Design' award from a shortlist of three at the inaugural National LIFT Awards.


    The aim of the awards is to recognise the success of all partners involved from both the public and private sectors, and celebrate the individuals and organisations that are transforming the delivery of community based health and social care.


    Litherland Health Centre was an ambitious project that saw the old Town Hall transformed into a new primary care health centre, bringing additional services closer to home and contributing to local regeneration.


    The most challenging aspect of the design was the requirement to retain the original building, which placed enormous constraints on the designers to meet the codes and guidance that ensure safe and effective clinical procedures in new health care facilities.


    Operational in September 2005, the building was provided by Liverpool and Sefton Health Partnerships Limited, a public private partnership between Liverpool and Sefton PCTs, Community Health Partnerships and gbconsortium in which Assura LIFT Holdings Limited is a major shareholder.


    The health centre features an open, double-storey reception and waiting area with a gallery at first floor level. The design maximises natural light and creates a welcoming hub and focal point.
    The 24-hour walk-in facility has a separate entrance from where patients can be triaged in preparation for treatment, allowing for the separate operational policies for this area of the building.


    Speaking at the event, Elaine Siew, managing director of Assura LIFT Holdings said: "We are delighted to have received this prestigious award from a field of stiff competition.


    "Winning the 'Best Design' category is particularly impressive given that we were constrained by a listed building. Litherland Town Hall Health Centre has not only provided better access to health services for patients, it has also preserved part of the town's history."


    Two other partners within the LIFT consortium also picked up awards. Galliford Try picked up the ?Best Supply Chain Partner? award and Grant Thornton scooped the ?Best Advisor? award.


    ENDS


    Press enquiries regarding Assura Group and Assura Property to:


    Andrew McKeon, AJM Public Relations.
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    Louise Bathersby, Assura Group.
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    I want what these architects are smoking yo!

    Can't they build another mini hospital around there? That part of Garston Is looking more and more awful the more building projects they have.

    Garston Is looking like a mixture of a ghetto and an old fashioned village.

    the consultation questionaire didn't ask that whether the local people would like to preserve the building.
    They leave out what won't suit them.
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    After reading the Garston News, there has been mention of getting the Picture House opposite listed.
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    Here's some photos of Garston hospital. Surely it's too good a piece of architecture to demolish for some derivative stainless steel design.

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    http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/...4375-22891546/

    Also one of the old Empire Music Hall and Cinema, now closed
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    Great pics Taffy once again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    After reading the Garston News, there has been mention of getting the Picture House opposite listed.
    English Heritage appraised the old Empire Theatre in 2003 and 2006 and did not consider it merited being given listed status. Let's hope the same is not true of Garston Hospital

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy View Post
    Here's some photos of Garston hospital. Surely it's too good a piece of architecture to demolish for some derivative stainless steel design.

    see

    http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/...4375-22891546/

    Also one of the old Empire Music Hall and Cinema, now closed
    Thanks, Taffy! Fine work.

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    From last weeks' planning applications:

    Application No: 09F/0357 Agent (if any): Mr C Oates
    Case Officer: Development Control South
    Ward: Speke-Garston
    Proposal:
    To erect temporary facilities at Garston Urban Village Hall prior to demolition of Sir Alfred Jones Memorial Hospital

    Location: Applicant: Applicant Address:
    Garston Urban Village Hall Mr S Holland Liverpool & Sefton Health Partnership
    Banks Road The Tea Factory
    Liverpool 3rd Floor
    L19 2JZ 82 Wood Street
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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    From last weeks' planning applications:

    Application No: 09F/0357 Agent (if any): Mr C Oates
    Case Officer: Development Control South
    Ward: Speke-Garston
    Proposal:
    To erect temporary facilities at Garston Urban Village Hall prior to demolition of Sir Alfred Jones Memorial Hospital

    Location: Applicant: Applicant Address:
    Garston Urban Village Hall Mr S Holland Liverpool & Sefton Health Partnership
    Banks Road The Tea Factory
    Liverpool 3rd Floor
    L19 2JZ 82 Wood Street
    L1 4DQ
    It's ironic that the Village Hall site should be being used for the construction of temporary hospital facilities. Once the new hospital is built, the doctor's medical practice and associated pharmacy in the Village Hall complex will be moving to the new hospital site. Will the hall then be viable?

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    Taffy,the shops adjacent the Empire,as seen in your picture, had a record and sheet music store among their number. I can remember seeing a very young Shirley Bassey getting out of a big black car to do some publicity shots in there and around the same time Frankie Vaughan came there to do the same.That was the first time I saw fan hysteria, pony tailed girls and women in head scarves and curlers where jumping up and down screaming "Frankieee!!!" I was amazed ,I thought that sort of thing only happened on the newsreels. I wonder what that record store is now?

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    Why demolish such a beautiful building to make way for a building with half a reel of tinfoil tacked to it???

    For a country thats broke, we seem to be doing pretty well at spending!

    The same is happening in Birkenhead with the demolition of St Catherine's Hospital.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian daley View Post
    Taffy,the shops adjacent the Empire,as seen in your picture, had a record and sheet music store among their number. I can remember seeing a very young Shirley Bassey getting out of a big black car to do some publicity shots in there and around the same time Frankie Vaughan came there to do the same.That was the first time I saw fan hysteria, pony tailed girls and women in head scarves and curlers where jumping up and down screaming "Frankieee!!!" I was amazed ,I thought that sort of thing only happened on the newsreels. I wonder what that record store is now?
    Thanks for the info Brian. I'll see if I can find out which shop it was. Most on James St are empty these days. Headscarves and curlers are making a come back in Liverpool. Must the the recession.

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    I am pretty sure the record shop was second or third shop in from the St Mary's Rd end of James St, next to a ladies hairdressers and on the same side as the Empire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy View Post
    Here's some photos of Garston hospital. Surely it's too good a piece of architecture to demolish for some derivative stainless steel design.

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    http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/...4375-22891546/

    Also one of the old Empire Music Hall and Cinema, now closed
    Just heard, English Hertage have rejected an application to list the Garston Hospital as being of architectural significance. This probably means it will now be demolished. A sad day for Garston and Liverpool which can ill afford such good buildings being lost

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    EH are a disgrace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy View Post
    Just heard, English Hertage have rejected an application to list the Garston Hospital as being of architectural significance. This probably means it will now be demolished. A sad day for Garston and Liverpool which can ill afford such good buildings being lost
    Considering that there isn't much of old Garston left, it's alarming to think that Garston Hospital will likely be demolished as well. For shame! My uncle, Liverpool comedian Billy Matchett, my grandad's brother, died there on November 15, 1974.

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    Sad to see there's nothing left of Garston hospital or the hill that on once it stood!

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    Can't believe I was there earlier this year for tests and now it's just rubble!

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    Glad I got some pics of it, shame that.
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    What a depressing site. I don't know if it's because I remember sitting there last January but these pics made me feel sad. It was a lovely building and should have been saved. No doubt some modern build uglyness will be buit within time

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy View Post
    Here's some photos of Garston hospital. Surely it's too good a piece of architecture to demolish for some derivative stainless steel design.

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    http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/...4375-22891546/
    Quote Originally Posted by AngelCake View Post
    What a depressing site. I don't know if it's because I remember sitting there last January but these pics made me feel sad. It was a lovely building and should have been saved. No doubt some modern build uglyness will be buit within time
    Check out Taffy's post above. I only ever went past the hostpital on me way to work and it was a bit of a strange looking place, for a hospital that is

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