Health

Clifton Medical Centre

 

Clifton, Australia

AU$ 1.5m

Completed 2015

 

Project Description:

Clifton is a small rural community located between Toowoomba and Warwick.

The township has a great array of classic and interesting buildings; it has a great country charm. It is also well served by community infrastructure.

The new Medical Centre has been built on land owned by the Clifton Co-Op Hospital and it is managed by the local community board.

Health Centre Design for Rural Primary Health

The new building uses a palette of brick, glass, timber and tin – building materials  which are commonly used  throughout the town.  It provides its own identity within the hospital complex and wider community.  It reflects a community architecture that is rich, varied and shows a proud history of commerce and civic pride.

The building is positioned on its site to allow for future expansion if required.  It caters for local GPs, visiting medicos, allied health professionals, tele-health in 7 consult rooms  and a 2-bed treatment facility.

It has a raised reception and patient control point with staff areas and the patient areas kept separate.  This layout manages the separation of public and private functions  well and offers staff a safe work environment.

The building collects run-off rainwater in an underground tank and it has a generator for emergencies.  The parking areas cater for the Breastscreen bus, which operates a service  separate from the medical practice.

The client wanted a facility that not only provided more technology but offered young GP’s a modern facility to work in.  It is hoped the building will assist with the retention of young doctors within the community.

The building cost approximately $2.950 / m2 for construction and fitout excluding loose furniture.

 

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