New use for an old hospital

By: Greg Robinson Email
By: Greg Robinson Email

Folks in London are finding a new use for an old building.

The old Marymount Hospital in London was left vacant last year after a new facility was built.

Officials are tearing down the old hospital in a green way.

Marymount hospital was a landmark in London for more than 80 years, now that they are tearing the old building down, what they are doing with the debris might surprise you.

The old Marymount hospital has found a new purpose.

As crews work to tear the facility down they are recycling more than 80% of the buildings materials.

All the metal, wires, ceiling tiles and pipes and even the walls will be salvaged.

“The walls of the hospital will actually be ground up on-site and will be used to re-form the site in to a usable property,” Justin Combs said.

It’s giving an old building a new purpose not only here at home, but even abroad. Much of the hospitals equipment was sent to countries in need overseas.

Officials say everything should be recycled and the demolition complete come early this July.

The demolition has created more than 70 jobs in the tri-county area.

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