Westmead Health Precinct
The Westmead Hospital Precinct Masterplan by MAAP is intended to inform strategic decision-making on the future of Australia’s largest and most intensively used concentration of health assets. After four decades of piecemeal redevelopment, the original hospital structure has exhausted its surplus capacity. The 2014 Masterplan sought to extend the hospital’s life for another forty years by identifying opportunities for short and long term expansion for the four co-located precinct hospitals and potential for the consolidation of infrastructure with flexibility for unpredictable changes in models of care, technology, and patient profiles over coming decades.
The vision involves rerouting the major diagonal artery through the site to establish a flexible orthogonal block structure that reduces wasted space and creates a logic for way-finding. It maximises development capacity, freeing up land at strategic locations for academic partners and complementary development to reinforce the site's growth as a major academic health science centre.
The precinct already provides more than 400,000 sqm of clinical, research and academic facilities. The masterplan demonstrates capacity to more than double in the next two decades and support the creation of 25,000 new jobs. Anticipated uses include bio-medical, residential accommodation and commercial and retail together with new specialist research and academic facilities.
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Acute Health / Masterplanning
NSW Health Infrastructure & Western Sydney Local Health District
Masterplanner, Consultant architect