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Camperdown Hospital – Residential Aged Care, Camperdown, VIC

STH completed a Masterplan and Feasibility Study for Camperdown Hospital. Given the age of the existing infrastructure, a new greenfield hospital was proposed on the existing site, with the only building to be retained being the heritage listed Administration building. The aim was to consolidate dispersed services in the community onto the site and create a cohesive vibrant health precinct with aged care and acute care. 

The Masterplan was designed to have new aged care beds built in Stage 1, with contemporary “households” of 15 beds to meet the increase in demand for residential aged care. The second stage was the clinical component with new inpatient beds, theatre and emergency. The challenge was to provide a hospital with collocated departments that could be serviced with centralised staff hubs.
The Urban planning principles were to create new open spaces for patients, staff and visitors that maximised the view of the surrounding mountains, and connected people to their place. 

The built form was one to two storeys given that it was within a residential area, with the heritage building celebrated with a new central forecourt to it. Materials referenced the architectural heritage of Camperdown, with expansive verandahs, pitched roofs and use of brickwork. 

PROJECT STATUS: Master Plan completed 2018
CLIENT: Victorian Health & Human Services Building Authority