In late 2010, the Queensland Government sought submissions for a public private partnership (PPP) for the delivery of a major public tertiary teaching hospital at the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.
Spanning over 20 hectares, the facility was reserved to maintain an initial 450 bed hospital with associated clinical support, teaching facilities, and a mental health unit scheduled to be opened in 2016. Capacity will increase to 738 beds that are scheduled for commission by 2020/21 with expansion capacity to 900 beds.
Place Design Group provided initial landscape concepts for Exemplar Health, the successful bid consortium. The landscape component scored highly during the assessment process and played a significant part in the success of the bid. Detailed design works commenced in mid-2011, followed by site works commencing in late 2012. And now, with construction well underway, hospital handover is due mid 2016.