The General

  • Friday 10AM, 12.30PM

Venue number: 58

The General

  • Friday 10 AM, 12.30 PM

Venue number: 58

The General



The former Bristol General Hospital recently underwent a huge restoration and conversion project which saw the reinstatement of many original features, including the iconic Ogee dome that was damaged in the Blitz.


Guided tours: Hear about the design thinking and renovation process with developer City & Country and discover how they transform challenging historical sites. Take the opportunity to share your thoughts about this landmark development.


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Key Information

  • Address Lower Guinea Street, BS1 6SX

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Design Information

  • Built1858
  • Designed byWilliam Bruce Gingell (original), City & Country (renovation)
  • Building styleVictorian & Renaissance

Grand Grade II listed building with impressive Italianate stonework and French Renaissance rooftops, with extensions in the late 19th century. Further additions to the south wing and lodge buildings by Bristol architect George Oatley took place in the 20th century before an extensive refit created high quality modern flats in recent years.


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