Western Health and Department of Health and Human Services Together with its community, Western Health will build a women’s and children’s hospital that supports the diverse needs of our community. The Project Team will work with our community in planning the new hospital to inform decisions about the hospital design and amenities.
Read "Women in the west" article.
Lyons were appointed by the Victorian Government as the design consultants for the project.
Lyons is an architectural and urban design practice based in Melbourne. The firm designs projects which are responsive to and expressive of a contemporary experience of local and global culture - a world of ideas, new media, technologies and rapidly changing urbanism. Lyons work is committed to and interested in the history and culture of ideas and how ideas can be used to create meaningful contemporary architecture.
As a practice Lyons collaborates with its clients and project stakeholders in order to make each project unique and uses specialist methodologies to understand the underlying vision that each client has for their project.
Lyons' design reputation is evidenced through numerous awards for its work, including the Victorian Architecture Medal and numerous national and international sustainability awards.
Lend Lease has been appointed by the Victorian Government as the managing contractor for the Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Hospital project.
Founded in Australia in 1958, Lend Lease is now one of the country’s leading fully integrated property and infrastructure companies, with strong development, investment management, project and construction management and asset and property management capabilities.
Lend Lease has a proven track record of building state-of-the-art new hospitals including the new Monash Children’s Hospital, which is currently under construction.
The contractors also built the Box Hill Hospital redevelopment that is now home to the hospital’s acute inpatient and day patient facilities, emergency department, women’s and children’s services and specialist cancer and renal inpatients’ facilities.