Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre (QEIIMC)
- The University of Western Australia
- Perth, Western Australia
- Medical science precinct plan
Planning Institute of Australia (WA) Commendation in the Public Engagement and Community Planning Category - 2020
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Hames Sharley’s urban development portfolio undertook a comprehensive planning study to develop a detailed 25-year development guide for this important medical campus. The QEII Medical Centre comprises the Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital, the University of Western Australia Medical School, several high profile medical research institutions and a range of support facilities. During 2002, the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia, designed by Hames Sharley, was added to the campus.
The 29ha site presents a significant opportunity for new development and redevelopment. The Medical Centre Trust commissioned a Hames Sharley team of architects, health planners and landscape architects to undertake the study. The resulting comprehensive master plan defined new development parcels and rationalised access, parking and circulation planning, and opportunities for the redevelopment and redefinition of existing facilities.
The planning process included detailed site analysis and stakeholder consultation including public workshops. The master plan was supported by detailed development guidelines providing design parameters for each land parcel and opportunities to improve spaces between existing buildings. Guidelines for roads and pathways, carparks, gardens, boundary landscapes, signage and furniture were included. By utilising these guidelines the QEII site took the first steps in developing Western Australia’s premier medical centre of excellence within an attractive and functional setting.