Northside Private HospitalGosford NSW Australia
Developed in partnership with Health Projects International, Northside Private Hospital is a 238-bed State Significant Development for the Central Coast Region in Gosford.
The primary objective of this development is to deliver the best quality health services and clinical outcomes to the Central Coast community. The site will deliver public and private health care with integrated operating theatres, intensive care unit, mental health ward, outdoor care spaces and ground floor retail services.
The site’s spatial planning creates an active and permeable ground plane populated by safe drop-off and pick-up points, retail opportunities and outdoor spaces for relaxation. The triple-height main entry has an abundance of natural light and ventilation improving wayfinding and mitigating the stress of hospital waiting rooms. Green rooftop gardens have been designed to offer outdoor experiences for patients and staff which studies have shown accelerate patient recovery and improve staff mental wellbeing.
The design intent incorporates campus design principles to elevate the site while integrating the building into the surrounding context. SJB interpreted the historical functions of Gosford and developed a design that reflected the nature of the area, providing a landmark building that activates the existing industrial lot that it stands on.
Sandstone and terracotta define the project, with a generous colonnade wrapping the public domain retail spaces, creating an inviting environment for all patrons. Natural escarpment where the ocean meets the land and the historical sandstone quarries of Gosford informed the materiality that is reflected in the colour and articulation of the principal building.
Our experience in residential, commercial and hotel sectors has influenced the amenity focused design of the ground plane and the considered facade modulation that will wrap the exterior of the building.