Ipswich QLD, Australia
Building Queensland | West Moreton Hospital & Health Service (WMHHS)
The Ipswich Hospital Redevelopment is a 15-year plan to deliver significant expansion to meet the healthcare needs of the hospital's rapidly growing population catchment. The full business case included the demolition of six buildings, refurbishment of three building, and a new mental health building, carpark and MRI facility.
Ipswich Hospital Redevelopment
MAAP worked as part of a team led by multi-disciplinary consultancy Jacobs bringing our mental health planning expertise to the redevelopment proposals. MAAP led stakeholder engagement and prepared the concept and schematic design for the mental health building which is now on site with documentation being completed by Hassell.
The 8,000 sqm multi-storey mental health facility provides two 14 bed adult wards, one 14 bed older persons ward, and one 8 bed high dependency unit. The design incorporates future-proofing strategies to allow the hospital to convert admin space to provide an additional IPU at a future date.
The scheme arranges public and private areas around a large open-air atrium and clusters patient units around shared courtyards. The building form harness the tropical climate drawing airflow through courtyards and the atrium for natural ventilation and day-lighting, with bedrooms oriented to provide pleasant outlooks suited to healing and recovery.