Site Overview

site name:
Gloucester House, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
architects:
Arthur Stephenson (design architect) of Stephenson, Meldrum and Turner
date of commission:
1936
date of completion:
1941
address:
Gloucester House, Missendon Road, Camperdown, Sydney NSW
classification / typology:
Health (HLT)
editor Fiche:
Noni Boyd, 2014

Description

It is the garden front with its curved glazing to the southeast and the cantilevered balconies that are the distinctive features of Gloucester House. Although the building is discretely tucked away in the hospital grounds the curved glazing was much photographed and published in the international press. The ward block was to be modern in all respects, with internal steelwork and timberwork also influenced by contemporary European buildings visited by Arthur Stephenson. Associated with the new hospital were landscaped grounds and a circular entrance drive, with a central sculpture.

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