Adelaide, Australia

Durrow Management Consultancy for South Australia Health

Consultant Architect and Healthcare Planning

Australian $1.7 billion

Completed 2009

Project description:
We were engaged by South Australia (SA) Health as International Healthcare Architects with Durrow Management to participate in the development of the new Hospital’s Exemplar Design to be delivered under Public Private Partnership model. Our work brought together a modern approach to departmental organisation, workforce planning and the highest quality patient environment in a low energy and ecologically conscious design.

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital is part of a programme of reform to ensure that South Australia has a responsive and sustainable health system for the future. Opening in 2016, it will become the cornerstone of South Australia’s Health Care Plan providing world-class care for patients throughout the State, Northern Territory and other regions.

It will remain a major teaching hospital and be co-located with the new SA Health and Medical Research Institute with 800 beds, an ambulatory care centre and operating theatre suite.

Working closely with the SA Health management and clinical teams, we worked on a 24 hour cycle to develop co-ordinated and costed floor plans for the acute teaching hospital underpinned by a site specific masterplan related to Adelaide’s city planning framework. The Exemplar Design represents state-of-the-art in current hospital design, benchmarked against global competitors and delivered by a world-wide leading team of specialists.

The resulting exemplar design triggered the next step towards the construction of South Australia’s new state-of-the-art hospital, with the release of the masterplan that provided a detailed blueprint to the planning process for consultation with the community. In November 2009 the State Government announced the Public Private Partnership with two bidding teams was underway that resulted in a preferred bidder unveiled in December 2010, financial close the following June with construction commenced in September 2011.

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