Footage of George Clarke visiting The General

Amazing before and after footage shows shows how The General has been totally transformed.
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After its closure in 2012, the hospital was acquired by developers City & Country who have carried out painstaking renovation work to restore it to its former glory.

It’s one of Bristol’s greatest historic landmarks – but when it closed its doors five years ago, the General Hospital was a dilapidated shadow of its former self.

The hospital first opened its doors in 1858, making a grand statement with its Italianate stonework and French Renaissance rooftops.

But it suffered severe bomb damage during World War II, and during the remainder of the 20th century was subject to ad hoc accretions, infill and extensions which lacked any sense of vision or formal masterplan.

After it’s closure in 2012, the site was acquired by developers City & Country who have carried out painstaking renovation work to restore the hospital to its former glory.

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