NSW premier Dominic Perrottet has unveiled designs for the redevelopment of Ryde Hospital, which will include a major expansion and upgrade of services to meet the health needs of the Ryde region communities.
Silver Thomas Hanley (STH) was engaged by Health Infrastructure NSW to deliver the multi-staged hospital redevelopments for the Northern Sydney Local Health District.
“This $479 million redevelopment will significantly improve access to healthcare for the local community, ensuring more people can get quality care close to home,” Perrottet said.
The upgrades include a new and expanded emergency department and intensive care unit, new theatres, a purpose-built ambulatory care centre, new paediatric short stay unit, and expanded medical imaging.
Member for Ryde Victor Dominello said the designs incorporate a significant amount of community recommendations following extensive community engagement. “The feedback has informed key design considerations such as heritage, the environment and green space to create a welcoming environment for patients, staff, and visitors,” said Dominello.
Key themes raised by respondents, including a connection with the Blue Gum High Forest, links with public transport, and the provision of green space and landscaping, have been factored into the concept design. The retention and preservation of onsite heritage buildings such as Denistone House and The Stables are also central to the design.
HPAC has been appointed early-works contractor for the redevelopment, with work scheduled to commence in the coming months. This will include internal refurbishments for the first phase of the redevelopment, as well as the demolition of three buildings at the rear of the site, and general site preparation earthworks. Main work is expected to begin late 2023.
The government is seeking community feedback on concept design until 2 February.
STH is progressing the detailed design phase of the project, and a final state significant development application will be submitted in mid-2023 for approval of final designs and main construction works.
The project is part of the NSW Government’s record $11.9 billion investment in health infrastructure to 2025-26, which also includes the $265 million Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital redevelopment and the Adolescent and Young Adult Hospice in Manly.
Source: Architecture - architectureau