The Prince of Wales Hospital forms part of a specialised health and academic health sciences precinct comprising the Randwick Hospital Campus, the University of New South Wales Kensington Campus, and the immediate surrounding areas. This specialised precinct is rapidly emerging as a leading edge, world-class innovation precinct which is complemented by strong commercial and mixed-use activity.
TERROIR formed a team with BVN and Dutch urban design practice Karres + Brands to collaborate on this project. The project included the creation of an innovation precinct with a focus on health and education that supported the needs of many stakeholders, including the four hospitals, the university, and the aspirations of Randwick City Council for the town centre.
The initial masterplan project had two key components: the Greater Randwick Urban Masterplan (GRUM), and the Randwick Academic Health Sciences Centre Masterplan (RAHSCM).
The GRUM, of which TERROIR was the lead author, defined the long-term development framework for both Greater Randwick and the specialised health and academic sciences precinct. It aligned the Stage 1 Redevelopment proposed for the Prince of Wales Hospital within this development framework. This critical phase coordinated and integrated previous masterplans that were fragmented, and various documents that had not kept pace with major government infrastructure projects.
The RAHSCM, led by BVN, coordinated the Health Campus masterplan with a focus on clinical planning needs, including the needs of the shared acute core, the future stakeholder expansion, and the long term zonal planning of the site. This work was carried out in parallel to the GRUM and these bodies of work were aligned throughout the process.
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