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Design Team

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A team of architectural, engineering and design firms with significant local and overseas in the delivery of health care facilities has been selected to plan and build the New Women's and Children's Hospital.

The team selected for the design of the New WCH includes:

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    Woods Bagot, Bates Smart, Jacobs and BDP have been chosen to lead the architectural design of the New WCH. They have local, national and international experience in designing modern health facilities, with specific experience in paediatric and maternity hospital design. This includes working on the Royal Children’s Hospital, New Children’s Hospital in Ireland, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, Mackay Base Hospital and SAHMRI 1 and 2.
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    WSP, in conjunction with BCA, Irwin Consult and Lucid, will lead the engineering design of the New WCH through a range of sub-speciality areas such as mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, structural, civil and other engineering services. The consortium has experience with similar projects interstate and overseas including the Royal Children’s Hospital, Murdoch Research Institute and the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.
  • Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB)
    RLB will develop the cost modelling for the New WCH. RLB are an international practice with a strong local team. The team has experience with the Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth Children’s Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital.

The teams will develop the best option for the overall design for the New WCH to ensure it is well equipped to meet future growth and deliver healthcare services of the highest standard. The design process will look at how the New WCH will be configured externally and internally and will determine the best way to integrate our new hospital with the Adelaide BioMed City.

The plan for the New WCH will be based on contemporary and emerging designs for women’s and children’s hospitals and will be informed by consumer and staff engagement.