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NEW CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Creating a friendly, family-oriented space underpinned planning of this $1.2 billion facility, adding to the QEII Medical
Centre site in Nedlands. It will replace Princess Margaret Hospital when completed in 2015. The design team – including
Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland, JCY Architects, Billard Leece Partnership and HKS Inc – have unveiled the building
concept, which includes 270-degree views, maximised natural light and private courtyards for patients. These features
are intended to create a healing environment that children and families can enjoy.
In total, 274 beds will be provided – of which 75 per cent are in single rooms. Other benefits are increased outpatient
and day-stay capacity, and better family facilities such as resource lounges and bedside accommodation.
Sustainability is a key feature. The exterior utilises a double-skin facade with solar panels that can be adjusted to the
sun’s movement. The form of the building itself was inspired by fauna in nearby Kings Park.
COST $1.2 billion
TIMELINE Completion in 2015
78,800sqm of floor space and 274 beds
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