Acclaimed as a new benchmark in health design, the solution for Blacktown Hospital delivers a human yet economic environment. The innovative design utilises the site topography to provide efficient service access separated from the public. The four-level building is located on a sloping site and has its main entrance and Emergency department on grade at level 3. The complex is large, totalling 32,000 sqm in area and accommodates a total of 570 new inpatient beds. To orientate people, a series of carefully scaled and modulated internal courts are integrated within the hospital’s circulation. The site is located between Blacktown Road and the existing hospital which remained in operation during construction.
Client - Western Sydney Area Health Service & DPW&S Completed - 1999 Value - $60 million