The George Centre, Gledswood Hills
The George Centre, strategically located at the crossroads of Gregory Hills Drive and The Hermitage Way, is a cutting-edge private health hospital at the forefront of healthcare innovation. Developed through a partnership between Acurio Health Group and HealthCo, it is poised to become one of Sydney's largest private maternity and paediatric hospitals. This visionary project is designed to meet the healthcare needs of the rapidly growing South-West Sydney community and is the first phase of a transformative three-part initiative aimed at elevating healthcare standards regionally and beyond.
This state-of-the-art facility, spanning 5 storeys and 10,000 sqm, offers a comprehensive range of services, including:
- 52 beds for adults and children
- A 27-bed private maternity unit featuring 4 birthing suites
- 5 operating theatres and 2 endoscopic theatres
- Day surgery facilities
- Imaging and pathology services
- A multi-storey car park with 215 parking spaces
- Outdoor seating and recreation areas
Northrop played a pivotal role in the project's delivery, offering comprehensive civil, facade and structural services. Through our close and successful collaboration with the architect (Anthony Vavayis & Associate Architect) and builder (Buildcorp), we developed innovative designs, resulting in project cost-savings and the realisation of the intricate architectural design.
Our team executed fully coordinated Building Integration Modeling with all consultants to ensure the seamless installation of a complex network of services without compromising the project's ambitious architectural goals. With our flexible design approach, we incorporated pre-cast, AFS, and traditional RC wall designs in various areas of the hospital and car park, meeting structural, architectural, and constructability goals while adhering to the highest seismic design standards. Our design of PT and RC concrete floors met stringent vibration requirements not only for standard surgeries but also for specialist imaging equipment and cast-in suspended systems for the operating theatres, ensuring the project's structural integrity and promoting the hospital's mission to serve the community.
Thanks to the outstanding outcomes achieved at The George, Northrop was engaged to take on additional health projects on neighbouring sites. This expansion of medical services in the area reaffirms our commitment to enhancing the well-being of the community and underscores our ongoing dedication to delivering excellence in healthcare.
To hear more about this project, contact Ian McDaid - Principal | Structural Engineer on (02) 9241 4188.
Photography by Aran Anderson