Hulleras de Turón Clinic


Hulleras de Turón Clinic

Turón, Mieres


La Cuadriella Dwellings

Fachada de la Central


La Cuadriella Power Plant

Hospitalillo SHT


Hulleras de Turón Clinic

In 1926, Rafael del Riego y Ramón, technical director of Sociedad Hulleras del Turón (SHT), applied to Mieres City Council for a licence to build a pavilion for the company's sanitary service.

The project had been signed two years earlier by José Avelino Díaz y Fernández Omaña, a municipal architect who at the same time was to carry out important works for SHT (Sociedad Hulleras de Turón), for whom he undertook more than a dozen projects.

The building was constructed in La Cuadriella, a key area for the coal mine. It would house facilities such as the washing plants, the by-product factory and the power station, as well as other social, healthcare and residential facilities, such as housing for employees, a company shop, a church and a health centre.

The hospitalillo (the name given to SHT’s Clinic) had a consulting room, an operating theatre, waiting rooms, an office and a rest room. The large number of bays, the mouldings that run along the façades and the eye-catching finish of the main entrance give the building an elegant image.

Mónica García Cuetos