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Billard Leece Partnership scales up wellness for the growing Campbelltown community

Billard Leece Partnership scales up wellness for the growing Campbelltown community


The centrepiece of the Stage 2 Campbelltown Hospital redevelopment in South West Sydney by Billard Leece Partnership, utilises the latest thinking around healthcare and healing environments at an almost unmatched scale, resulting in the near doubling in size of the Campbelltown Hospital campus. 

Designed by BLP, Stage 2 is one of a kind when it comes to care infrastructure. 

Residing in Dharawal Country, the 12-storey project involved the refurbishment of existing buildings and addition of new facilities: emergency department, intensive care unit, women’s health services and maternity suites, children’s wing, state-of-the-art operating theatres and mental health unit. 

“This hospital ensures the growing community of Campbelltown is well looked after into the future,” says practice managing director, principal and health lead Tara Veldman. 

“The new building includes adult and children’s units as well as the integration of mental health services, enabling the delivery of contemporary healthcare in a holistically designed precinct.” 

A key architectural response to the planning and integration of services is the art-filled Hospital Street. This lofty indoor avenue, featuring a collection of works by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, connects the new and existing facilities as the fulcrum from which all the hospital services are now accessed. 

Filled with natural light, comfortably furnished and serviced with food and retail outlets, as well as play and recreation zones, Hospital Street is an uplifting arrival point and meeting space designed to navigate people through the hospital. 

The atmosphere is calm and welcoming, with a palette of organic materials acknowledging the sensory effects of space on wellbeing. 

“The design of Hospital Street was a game-changing moment in the project, because it unlocked the potential of the whole site, allowing us to integrate the various new wings as well as create strong new connections to light, landscape and the community,” says BLP principal and project director Adam Muggleton. 

“In its scale we think of it more as an airport terminal.

“The height helped us purposefully manage level changes between the existing and new facilities, and future-proofs the hospital because further additions can simply plug-in along this spine.” 

The Overall Winner of the 2022 Architecture Drawing Prize was announced today by the World Architecture Festival; spoiler alert, it’s coming from Melbourne.


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