The New Royal Children’s Hospital

Construction year: 2011
Address: 50 Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052 | MELBOURNE | Australia | Visit Website
Latitude/Longitude: -37.7948, 144.95

The New Royal Children’s Hospital, a $1 billion project will provide an opportunity for delivering new Models of Care incorporating innovative international healthcare concepts including:

> evidence-based design principles
> family centred design approach
> environmentally sustainable design
> introduction of daylight and nature into work and healthcare settings
> co-location of clinical, research and education facilities

A central ‘street’ allows intuitive way-finding and creates a social heart for the hospital. Oriented to the north, the light-filled street binds the campus-like arrangement of buildings together, offering views of the parkland setting and the Melbourne skyline.

Patient bedroom designs include three zones (clinical, patient and family) that respond to the emotional needs of children and help enhance patient experience and recovery rates. With more than 85 per cent of the rooms designed for single occupancy, children can personalise their space and feel their bedroom is a safe and personal haven.

ESD features are a strong component in the design of the new hospital. Features which are being considered in the design include solar panels, orientation, volatile organic compound free materials, collection and re-use of rainwater, water efficient appliances and landscaping, black water treatment plant, efficient lighting, heating and cooling, 500 bike parking spaces, materials with high recycled content, biomass fuel boiler, and 5 star Green Star status.

A joint venture between Bates Smart and Billard Leece Partnership, with HKS as international advisors.

Client: Bovis Lend Lease
WAF awards 2012: Health award
LEAF awards 2012: International Interior Design award
Affiliated University: University of Melbourne and Murdoch Childrens Research InstituteInternational Advisors: HKS

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