Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital

Client: Health Infrastructure NSW

Implementation of the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai hospital Retail Strategy providing a Retail Amenity integrating with the Public Realm


The Project

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital (HKH or the Hospital) is a B1 Major Hospital located within the Northern Sydney Local Health District in Hornsby Shire.

The Hospital is in the middle of a large expansion program which is an important development for the region.

Following completion of capital works, the Hospital will have the capacity and capability within its clinical services to be responsive to the health needs within its community delivering a hospital of choice for the residents of the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai community.

Planning for the $200M second stage of the redevelopment is underway. Stage 2 aligns the project vision with key planning objectives, in order to build a responsive workforce and to create a culture whereby the Hospital is the preferred choice for the community.

This is reflected in the Draft purpose, vision and values for the Hospital which frame and provide context for future retail services at the Hospital.
The retail area and mix recommended in the Retail Strategy for Stage 2 (Maytrix) of the Hospital redevelopment was endorsed in December 2016 and includes:

  • An internal retail area of 487m2 is designated for retail services with further area allocated for external dining. This is made up of 318m2 of front of house area and 172m2 of back of house and service area. This includes designated waste management areas
  • Retail mix includes a café, grab and go and coffee cart operation, florist and limited convenience items including news (possibly as a shared tenancy)
  • The project budget allows for the construction and fitout of the full retail area which has been allowed for in the current schematic design cost plan
  • The project will have the capacity for future proofing by expanding the designated retail area to the North.

Our Role

Following the endorsement of the Retail Strategy we were engaged to finalise the Functional Design Brief and commence schematic design for all retail areas within the facility.

Schematic Design including critical area relationships to ensure full functionality of the areas with consideration for operating model options and tenancy separations.

In consultation with the lead architect, Nettleton Tribe, all areas were resolved and security lines established for lock down after hours. Next steps included completion of final area, equipment and services schedules which have informed design development.

Working closely with the Architect teams through design development The Maytrix Group have developed a well resolved Retail, Café and Kitchens design.

Back of House areas have included a basement cold and dry storage for both the Café, Retail and Florist including provision for source separation of waste and localised organics waste processing to minimise manual handling and reduce landfill.

Following the design resolution The Maytrix Group are currently undertaking Design Documentation in preparation for Tender.

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