St John of God Berwick Hospital is undergoing a major redevelopment.
As part of a $150m project, the hospital is moving from its current premises on Gibb St to a new site on Kangan Drive. As this road already hosts Monash Health’s Casey Hospital and the Casey Superclinic, Berwick is set to become one of Melbourne’s major health precincts.
The new Berwick Hospital began construction in early 2016. It features 190 new beds, six operating theatres, two endoscopy theatres, and a large basement car park. It will provide the first Intensive Care Unit for the area.
The construction recently topped out, with the final slab being poured at the fifth-level plant rooms. The building will be very imposing: together with the two on-site cranes, the structure looms over Kangan Drive, visible kilometres away. The view from the top floors looks out over a relaxing expanse of greenery.
The most exciting part of the hospital – at least from our point of view – is now underway. The multicolored glass facade of blues and greens has gone up in parts on the first two floors. The colouring is as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing, reducing interior glare for patients whilst still allowing plenty of natural light to filter through.
EDGE’s MAX 150 structural glazed curtain wall systems were used throughout the project. The double glazed framing ensures interior comfort remains high whilst energy bills remain low. And they look pretty stylish there, combined with the coloured panels.
The new Berwick Hospital is expected to open in late 2017.
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