Hexham Civic Society is pleased to see additional publicity given to the cause of Hexham’s historic but unlisted former Workhouse by the campaigners at SAVE – an organisation dedicated to rescuing Britain’s ‘at risk’ historic buildings. HCS has over several years tried to promote the re-use of the former Hexham Hospital for creative new uses – in particular affordable residential – while rumours have circulated that the building owners may go for the demolition option (as supermarket chain Lidl hinted in 2017). We are hopeful that a local group of residents, assisted by Local elected members, and Northumberland County Council will press for a development scheme which retains the existing buildings and makes the now empty site a fitting gateway to the town centre.

The SAVE article can be viewed here.DCIM100MEDIADJI_0030.JPG