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Iconic School One Step Closer To Becoming Hospital

Changes are on the cards for Ingham Road

Iconic School One Step Closer To Becoming Hospital

The transformation of Townsville West State School into the $55m Weststate Private Hospital is now one step closer.

A development application has been submitted to Townsville City Council to deliver a hub of health services to the local community.

Led by Griffin Group, the development plans to restore and re-purpose the heritage listed building into specialist medical suites, with a five storey private hospital proposed to be built on the neighbouring 1600m2 vacant site located on Sturt Street and Ingham Road, less than 1km from the CBD.

Griffin Group Director Ben Griffin said the development application put forward would respect and revitalize the beloved heritage building into a thriving health precinct, and deliver long-term health and economic benefits to the whole community.

“The building has played an important role as a school for a number of years and prior to this it served as a first aid post and convalescence ward for armed forces during World War II.

“We are committed to the sensitive adaptation of the building’s heritage fabric, which will be tailored to support low impact services including medical consulting suites, offices and a range of ancillary retail.”