Cribb House revamp brings heritage into the modern age
AFTER two years of work, Cribb House has been transformed from a poorly kept storage facility to a proud training hub, bringing Ipswich heritage tradition into the modern age.
West Moreton Hospital and Health Service principal project manager John Christiansen led the project, which brought a dramatic transformation to the building, opposite Ipswich Hospital.
"We're very happy," he said.
"After two years of hard work, Cribb House is one of our nicest assets that combines the new and old."
West Moreton Hospital and Health Service recently received a Silver Award in the Ipswich City Council Awards for Excellence for the extensive renovation of Cribb House.
Mr Christiansen said the property had a long and interesting history which continues today thanks to the renovations.
"Ipswich Hospital Board purchased the property on the southern side of Gray St, opposite the hospital, from Joseph Cribb in 1916," he said.
"Cribb House, in the past, has been used as an infectious ward, a maintenance area, social club and for storage."
He said funding was available in 2013 to carry out extensive repairs, including restumping, a new roof, painting and new verandah flooring.
"The building is now used as a state-of-the-art board room, training centre and meeting room," he said.