The Gandel Wing at Cabrini Malvern in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia is a new 16,350 sqm clinical services building designed to actively promote positive healing and wellness.

Architecture firm Bates Smart (Melbourne) integrated the newest healthcare technology with innovative environmental design to support the patient experience and provide next-generation services across a range of specialties, including cancer, cardiac, emergency, geriatric, infectious disease, maternity, and neurology care.

The addition, opened in July 2019, redefines hospital accommodation and treatment spaces, connecting patients with nature and promotes a more empathetic approach to healthcare design that has patient comfort and safety at its core. Rising seven stories above ground with four underground levels and three levels of car park, the wing brings the total number of hospital beds to 556.

The highly adaptable rectilinear plan positions patient bedrooms at the perimeter of the building and provides a new hospital node that connects existing facilities while being inherently responsive to future developments in research or service delivery models. A critical addition to the hospital wing is the inclusion of the radiotherapy center, completing the integrated cancer-care model and bringing a full range of treatments under one roof.

Project details:

Facility name: Cabrini New Clinical Building, Gandel Wing

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Completion date: July 2019

Owner: Cabrini Health

Total building area: 16,350 sqm ft

Total clinical floor: 10,560sqm

Total construction cost: $120 million

Cost/sq. ft.: N/A

Architecture firm: Bates Smart

Interior design: Bates Smart

General contractor: Aurecon

Engineering: Aurecon

Builder: Kane

Clinical consultant: DesignInc