The facility and helipad will offer emergency, surgical, maternity, pathology, pharmacy, medical imaging, and outpatient care
The Government of Western Australia is working on an initiative and series of projects to expand Karratha from 18,000 permanent residents to 50,000. As part of that work, they wanted to develop a new, state-of-the-art medical centre—the Karratha Health Campus (KHC). Constructed to provide care for the new numbers of West Pilbara residents, the KHC represents the largest hospital infrastructure investment undertaken in regional Western Australia.
Designed specifically for the region’s humid conditions, the two-storey hospital meets criteria for the building to withstand cyclonic winds and flooding and is capable of full operational activity post-disaster with strategies to maintain power and water supplies. Our job? Acoustics, audio-visual, electrical, fire safety, fireprotection, hydraulics, integration, mechanical, sustainability, and vertical transportation services. The teams used 3D Revit to model the building, minimising issues in the design and achieving construction to programme.
Developed on a greenfield site near the town centre, the KHC is nearly double the size of the Nickol Bay Hospital being replaced. The Karratha Health Campus will deliver world-class health care for the growing Pilbara population, provide local access to a range of services and specialists, and reduce the need for patient transfers.
At a Glance
- 2019 WA Australian Institute of Architects Awards, Public Architecture Award
- 2019 Master Builders-Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards, Best Health Care Building over $100
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