WA’s first children’s hospice edges closer to fruition

WA’s first children’s hospice, envisioned as an intimate facility surrounded by nature and close to the ocean, is closer to fruition, with plans lodged with the State Development Assessment Unit.

Designed by Hassell, the $25.5 million facility will accommodate seven beds, three family suites as well as shared family and play rooms, a hydrotherapy pool, therapy rooms and a community garden. It will be built on the site of the former Swanbourne Bowling Club, near to Swanbourne Beach and by Allen Park.

Designs by Hassell were revealed in September 2021, and the plans were lodged with the assessment body on 10 December.

Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation chairman Ian Campbell told Perth Now construction could get underway as early as mid-2022, subject to funding and approvals.

“Hopefully it’s approved in time to allow us to start building mid-year, subject to raising another $7 to $10 million in cash and in kind,” he said.

“[It’s] a simply magnificent hospice by the sea for our kids in most need.”

Source: Architecture - architectureau

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