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Karratha Health Campus

Filling service needs

  • $130M

    Project Value

  • 13K

    Square Metres

  • Karratha, Western Australia

    Karratha, Western Australia

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

Offices
Architect
Hassell
Award
2019 WA Australian Institute of Architects Awards, Public Architecture Award
2019 Master Builders-Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards, Best Health Care Building over $100
Meet Our Team

Ralf Boepple, Hydraulics Section Manager, Principal

I love the challenge on each project and working with the client and project team to deliver a first-class service.
Ralf Boepple Hydraulics Section Manager, Principal Read More

Matthew Quin, Senior Electrical Project Engineer, Principal

I thrive on the challenges that arise in major healthcare and laboratory projects and particularly enjoy engaging with stakeholders during the design process.
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Andrew Wakelam, Mechanical Section Manager, Principal

I’m a people person—I thrive on the collaborative process with both the project design team and between the disciplines at Stantec.
Andrew Wakelam Mechanical Section Manager, Principal Read More

Stephen King, Fire Section Manager, Principal

Mixing prescriptive with performance-based design, I like to be involved in technical detail without losing focus on the big picture.
Stephen King Fire Section Manager, Principal Read More

Prasanna Suraweera, Sustainability Section Manager, Australian Discipline Leader, Director

There are a thousand sustainability options out there and I love finding the right path to meet the client’s needs.
Prasanna Suraweera Sustainability Section Manager, Australian Discipline Leader, Director Read More

Ralf Boepple

Hydraulics Section Manager, Principal

Matthew Quin

Senior Electrical Project Engineer, Principal

Andrew Wakelam

Mechanical Section Manager, Principal

Stephen King

Fire Section Manager, Principal

Prasanna Suraweera

Sustainability Section Manager, Australian Discipline Leader, Director

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