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Greyfriars Surgery, Hereford by Moving Architecture

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[SMALL PROJECTS 2011] The starting point for this extension to the Grade II* Greyfriars Surgery is the medieval city wall of Hereford

The original Surgery was built into the city wall in Victorian times, then isolated by the 20th century ring road. The building has grown organically with a number of extensions, the last one sitting on top of the boundary wall facing the cars on Greyfriars Bridge.

The lightweight timber structure provides two new teaching rooms and improved facilities, presenting a modern medieval healing interpretation (with help from the Smithsons, Bill Howell, Goldfinger and arrow slits). The materiality of the new extension reflects its history with roughly sawn oak cladding containing the window and ventilation slots, and smalllead and zinc flashing.

Start date on site December 2009
Gross External Floor Area (of extension) 72m²
Contract JCT Minor Works
Total cost £175, 000.00
Client Greyfriars Surgery
Architect Moving Architecture
Structural Engineer Price & Myers, Michael Willford
Main Contractor William Powell and Sons (Builders) Ltd, Paul Quarrell, Arnold Hurd

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