Preservation - Freemasons Hospital, Clarendon Street, East Melbourne(Stephenson & Turner, 1936)
Freemasons Hospital, East Melbourne
APRIL 2006 - Preservation NewsIn 2005, plans were announced to sell the Freemasons Hospital to a consortium made up of Epworth Hospital and ING Real Estate. The purchasers have confirmed that the hospital will continue to provide medical facilities at the site.
SUMMER 2002 - Preservation NewsFreemasonry Victoria are proceeding with their proposal to erect two large apartment towers at the site of the Stephenson & Turner hospital in Clarendon Street, East Melbourne, and this proposal is attracting great opposition from local residents. However, the development will retain the Art Deco hospital building.
SUMMER 2001 - Preservation NewsA recent press report stated that hospital services at the Freemasons Hospital, East Melbourne are to be relocated and the site is to be redeveloped as multi-storey apartments (16 storeys).
It appears that the proposal includes the retention of the existing hospital building. However, there is much concern amongst local residents about the height of the proposed development. ADS will hold discussions with the National Trust and East Melbourne Residents Group.