I recently noticed that St John Ambulance Australia has recently relocated its national headquarters, vacating their iconic building (and a prime piece of real estate) in Canberra Avenue in Forrest. They have moved to a suite of offices inside the Realm Hotel (!) in Barton, which seems quite a change.
Does anyone know what has happened to precipitate this change? (is it for financial reasons perhaps?), and does anyone know what is going to happen to the old national office – it would fetch a very tidy sum at auction I would imagine.
But, it is such a nice building, with some heritage, and interesting architectural values, and so it seems a little sad if it is leaving the St John Ambulance fold.
Surely it won’t just be knocked down – like so many other buildings recently in Canberra Avenue?