A regional hospital in the tropics, Mackay Base Hospital provides specialist care for a wide catchment area in one of the fastest growing population regions in the country. It also provides a teaching role, affiliated with James Cook University and Central Queensland University.
Situated on the Pioneer River with views over canefields towards the Althelstane range and the coast, the project involves the complete redevelopment of the current hospital over three construction stages, approximately doubling its size and number of beds, while keeping all facilities running 24/7. A three level galleria connects the main entry to the inpatient and clinical blocks. Planning allows for additional IPU wings and extensions of all the clinical services to almost double the size again of the Hospital in the future
Location –Mackay, Queensland
Client – Queensland Health
Size – 41,000 sqm
Completed – 2013
JV with Woods Bagot
- 2015 Australian Institute of Architects Central QLD Regional Architecture Awards, J W Wilson Award for Building of the Year