A Roadmap for Future of QEIIMC Campus

The Hames Sharley team and their consultants engaged with stakeholders extensively for delivering the Master Plan of Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre (QEIIMC), which ensures a carefully planned future with an innovative, sustainable, and holistic approach for the development of the Campus over the next 50 years

A Roadmap for Future of QEIIMC Campus

The Campus expands across 28-hectares of land and is one of the largest medical centres in the southern hemisphere and globally credited in health care, research, and education. Given its recognition, the Master Plan required a holistic and adaptable approach which provided a number of key themes and principles and helped future proof the development of the QEIIMC Campus. The detailed Master Plan considers surrounding landmarks, landscape, and vistas to ensure that the QEIIMC is appropriate in its location, and sympathetic to the neighbourhood, while capitalising on the unique characteristics of the place.

The success of the Master Plan was underpinned by significant background analysis and synthesis, which was the result of extensive community and stakeholder engagement to inform its preparation. This key information resulted in a Master Plan from Hames Sharley, which presented a sustainable solution and a roadmap for the future of the Campus. Key themes of engagement showed that the community invited a focus on patients and families, staff, and students, and access was critical and more vegetation on the Campus was an important consideration.

As a result, the Master Plan provides a potential increase in green space and landscape areas of 17%, reduces the building footprint by 4%, has the potential to improve passenger and frequency of public transport services, and facilitates appropriate integration and relationship between the existing and future clinical, research and education facilities. The above provides the potential of increasing the gross floor area and subsequently the net lettable area of the built form on the QEIIMC Campus by 48%. Other benefits include broader parking and access options with reduced impact on the campus environment, and greater integration through a strong mixed-use zone and an active transport initiative.

QEIIMC is one of Australia’s foremost medical campuses, providing clinical, education and research functions. With a 50-year timeline, the Campus will be shaped by the recommendations of the Master Plan and promises a vibrant and diverse ecosystem which will evolve continuously.