The redeveloped healthcare facility sits on two sites. A new acute care hospital and a new mental health unit are now located beside the existing Edith Cavell Hospital, with a new integrated care centre located on the current District Hospital site. Brookfield Multiplex led a consortium of architects, health planners and engineers called “Progress Health” to bring the development to life.
Total Area: 1million sqft approx
A 612-bed, 22-theatre Major Acute Hospital;
A 98-bed Mental Health Unite;
A 39-bed City Care Centre;
Multi storey care park, & helicopter pad
Robert Bird Group Services
Key technical challenges
Robert Bird Group designed the structure to meet the strict serviceability criteria required in a modern hospital. Several structural frames were considered before adopting the Corus-developed ‘Slimdeck’ system of composite steel and concrete. This provided unobstructed services distribution/installation whilst reducing foundation loads over a conventional flat slab. Shallow pad footings were used instead of piled foundations.