Key Features

  • ECI then Construction Management
  • Contemporary healthcare hub
  • Aged Care & Rehabilitation services

$60m Belconnen Aged Care and Community Health Centre

The new Belconnen Enhanced Community Health Centre, provides the Belconnen community with a contemporary healthcare hub. The centre offers a range of services including aged care and rehabilitation services; community based nursing services; enhanced services in the allied health disciplines of physiotherapy, nutrition, child health, mental services, mammography, mental health, community based nursing and chronic disease management programs.

The 11,000m2 development within the Belconnen Town Centre Precinct seeks to provide an attractive pedestrian environment that has active functions at podium level and is readily accessible from the bus station. The curved form is a response to the northern site boundary and to maximise the available space within the site and to create diversity in the urban landscape.

The Centre is in three distinct functional areas: Public access, treatment rooms and staff support offices with sub-functional zones including meeting rooms, diagnostic facilities, and primary care and treatment areas. The building is configured as a four-storey reinforced and post-tensioned concrete framed building and a three-storey annex building with a single level basement car park. It features a composite double glazed aluminum curtain wall facade system with integrated metallic frames that provides solar protection. Factory finished composite metal panels are used as cladding elements.

The project involved close collaboration with project directors and a diverse range of health professional disciplines in the co-ordination of the design team responses and construction management.