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Leeds General Infirmary

For Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Leeds has a large inheritance of listed Victorian hospitals the most important of these is the Leeds General Infirmary (Listed Grade I) which was built in 1864 and designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott with later extension by George Corson. It was one of the first “pavilion plan” hospitals in the country, based on the latest continental experience.

As part of the restructuring plans Woodhall was appointed by the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, as part of a large professional team, with a brief to advise on the architectural and historic merit of the buildings and the scope for alteration or reuse. Woodhall produced an Historic Appraisal, a Method Statement for the conversion of the building to other uses to protect its historic value, and feasibility studies for conversion of the wards to flats. Woodhall was also commissioned to prepare detailed specifications of works and undertake site inspections for a major renovation and facade cleaning project to the principal frontage.

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