New Royal Adelaide Hospital

Location Adelaide, Australia
Services Sustainable design
Sector Healthcare 
Client SA Partnership
Architect sthDI
Imagery © SA Health Partnership

Nick Stokoe

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The new hospital will be located in Adelaide’s west end alongside the new teaching and research facilities at the SA Health and Medical Research Institute. This PPP (Public Private Partnership) project will provide 800 beds including 100 same-day beds, 40 technical suites (operating theatres), gardens and green space and teaching areas.

Cundall was the ESD consultant for this project, providing strategic advice during the procurement stages and working alongside the successful bidder. The building is one of South Australia’s greenest hospitals, with a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to equivalent hospitals. Cundall provided building simulation modelling to optimise the orientation of the buildings to minimise thermal loads whilst maximising daylight penetration.

A number of water saving features were incorporated into the design, like rainwater and stormwater harvesting to identify and manage water consumption. A tri-generation system (with absorption chillers) utilises waste heat from energy generators to provide heating and cooling to the building.

Indoor environment quality for the patients, staff and visitors has been considered throughout the design. High levels of natural daylight penetration and excellent external views in patient areas were provided, with designated areas of respite for patients and staff. Environmentally friendly finishes such as low volatilite organic compound (VOC) paints and carpets were included. Sky gardens will also provide enclosed but naturally ventilated balconies for winter sun.

Cundall is also preparing the Green Star submission to achieve a '4 Star' Design and As-Built rating using Green Star Healthcare v1.

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