The project is for a new Community Health building located in Wonthaggi and operated by Latrobe Regional Health. The service had previously been located at Wonthaggi hospital in old building stock. The new project provided the opportunity to re-use the existing building on site and to create a modern facility for the service. The existing building has had many uses in the past, including its last life as a tech school. Slap Architects assessed the project and determined that the existing building was sufficient to be reused, saving the client some construction costs as well, as reducing the environmental footprint. The fitout includes several consulting rooms and treatment rooms in the existing building and the addition of a “pod” at the rear to house office staff. The consulting rooms provide high acoustic privacy. The pod uses the language of the existing 1980’s mansard roof canopy at the front of the building. Both the pod and the canopy were clad in raised seem roofing material.
The interior uses warm tones and materials to provide a less formal and less clinical feel to the user experience.
CGHS - Operating Theatre
"The New Operating Theatre provides the hospital with a new facility to service the community. With and state of the art equipment and design standards”
Client Name: Central Gippsland Health Service - Sale
As part of ongoing capital works at the hospital is the provision of a new operating theatre and associated support areas. The facility is located on the roof space of the existing building designed in 1972 by the Architect – the late Stuart Ashton who was responsible for many of the buildings in Gippsland since the 1950’s. The design‘s intention is to complement the existing building forms and uses the language of the long slot windows and metal façade and reinterprets them. A custom made folded metal façade sites atop the existing brickwork, broken by the negative space of the slot windows. The façade changes appearance during the day with the varying shadows and light.
South Gippsland Hospital nearing completion
Slap Architects are pleased to be a part of the soon to be completed South Gippsland Hospital. The hospital and staff are looking forward to a new state of the art Operating Theatre and are currently using the newly finished Maternity Suite.
Central Gippsland Health New Operating Theatre
If you have been in Sale recently you may have noticed a new addition to the Palmerston Street side of Central Gippsland Hospital. Slap Architects have worked with CADbuild Construction (Formerly CM & HM Banks Builders) on the additon of a new operating theatre adjacent the exsiting theatres. The theatre will provide state of the art facilities as part of their ongoing refurbishments and upgrades. The design of the exterior facade incorporates custom folded steel panels that are designed to provide a modern take on the existing buildings facade. The facade's appearance changes during the day depending on the location of the sun and the shadows it casts.
Gippsland Lakes Community Health Stage 1 Complete
Slap Architects are pleased to announce the completion of stage 1 of the Gippsland Lakes Community Health refurbishment and expansion project on McCulloch street, Bairnsdale. The refurbishment of the existing two storey building has brought it up to a contemporary standard with a full refresh of the exterior and interior utilising the existing shell and core. The staff now enjoy an up to date office environment with plenty of natural light, flexible sit-to stand workstations, dedicated meeting rooms and the addition of a lift.
The new extension building links the two existing buildings, allowing an expansion of the existing facilities for client services. Stage 2 will see the completion of these client services areas including a new reception, interview and consulting rooms. Construction by CADbuild Construction (Formerly CM & HM Banks Builders), Systems and loose furniture by MacLeod House.
South Gippsland Hospital Project commences
Slap Architects are pleased to announce that a builder has been selected for the new project at South Gippsland Hospital, Foster. Farnham Developments have been selected to construct a new operating theatre and to upgrade the existing maternity Suite. The announcement was made this week in the Foster Mirror newspaper - Copy of the front page below