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Perth Children’s Hospital

A specialist paediatric hospital and trauma centre leveraging state-of-the-art design to deliver improved healthcare outcomes.
Interior view of Children's Emergency Department

Location

Perth, WA, Australia

Client

John Holland

Architect

JCY

Cox

Billard Leece

HKS

Comprising four interconnected buildings, the Perth Children’s Hospital provides world-class treatment and care to patients 15 years and under. The facilities include 298 in-patient beds, 12 multi-use operating theatres, retail, entertainment areas for patients and a helicopter pad for emergencies. Evidence-based design principles were incorporated to ensure an exceptional level of healthcare.

Cundall’s building services team assisted with the commissioning of all the services for the facility to ensure the hospital operates at the designed levels of efficiency. The commissioning scope included the base building mechanical, electrical, fire protection and hydraulic engineering services in addition to specialist applications for medical gases, pneumatic tubes, steam and an Automated Guided Vehicle system.

"Perth Children’s Hospital is one of the most technically complex buildings in Australia. The 120,000m2 building comprises four interconnected blocks, world-class healthcare systems, and bespoke, intelligent facades and building services systems. We are proud to have contributed so positively to a building that is contributing so much to children’s health in Western Australia." Oliver Grimaldi, Associate.

Key fact

Intelligent facades ensure abundant daylight and outlooks for patient and staff wellbeing while minimising indoor heat gain.

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An Automated Guided Vehicle system utilises the hospital’s ICT infrastructure to carry out tasks including delivering meals, small items of medical equipment – even gifts to patients.

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Expert commissioning verifies system installation has met design objectives and positions the facility for efficient operation into the future.o

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Oliver Grimaldi in suit in front of office entrance glass doors

Oliver Grimaldi

Associate Director, Sustainability

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It was extremely satisfying to apply our technical expertise to the task of optimising a healing environment for children.

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