Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Video: HASSELL’s £1.1bn hospital in Perth opens its doors

  • Comment

[VIDEO + FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] HASSELL has completed this 140,000m² hospital in Perth, Australia

The £1.1 billion hospital completed by the Fiona Stanley Hospital Design Collaboration – a joint venture between HASSELL, Silver Thomas Hanley, and Hames Sharley - is the largest single infrastructure project ever undertaken by the Western Australian State Government.

The hospital was designed to ‘create a naturally healing environment’ and incorporates green vistas, sunlight and access to the outside.

The 140,000m² scheme features a triangulated façade with shaded hoods which optimise the external views and maximise the light into the building.

Sitting within a linear park, the project also includes a series of interior courtyards. These courtyards allow patients to easily access fresh air and green space.

The architect’s view

The Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth, Australia, is a medical complex in which design and landscape play a key role in supporting patient recovery. It is a successful demonstration of the benefits of a holistically designed environment for patients, staff and guests.

This design leads the way in the integration of therapy tools, from the outdoor clinical rehabilitation areas, to courtyards that can accommodate the beds of intensive care patients, and calming gardens that can be viewed by those inside the hospital.

The landscape incorporates extensive replanting and the reuse of salvaged materials. For example, wood from the native banksia shrub was salvaged and reused on internal furniture, and the site’s original grass trees, zamia palms and orchids were recovered and replanted throughout the extensive gardens.

Fiona Stanley Hospital also includes a roofscape that provides a habitat for the locally endangered and federally protected Carnaby Black Cockatoo, while offering a restorative outlook onto outdoor green spaces from a number of inpatient wards and treatment areas.

Project data

Location Murdoch, Perth, Western Australia
Type of project Tertiary Hospital
Client Brookfield Multiplex
Architect The Fiona Stanley Hospital Design Collaboration – a joint venture between HASSELL, Silver Thomas Hanley, and Hames Sharley
Structural engineer BG&E
Mechanical engineer AECOM
Electrical engineer Wood & Grieve
Quantity surveyor RBB
Main contractor Brookfield Multiplex
Tender date 2007
Start on site date 2009
Completion date December 2013
Contract duration 7 years
Gross internal floor area 140,000m2
Form of contract and/or procurement 2 stage managing contractor
Total cost £1.1 billion (A$2 billion)

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs

AJ Jobs