Space for Health was engaged to develop the new Specialists Centre at Tamworth. The client wanted to develop a new standard in patient care in regional areas with a centre that encompasses Tele-Health, Specialists Services and Aboriginal Health to suit the local community.
We consider ourselves fortunate at having been referred to the wonderful team at Space for Health.
For a new practice with a tight budget, the Space for Health team designed a modern, clean, highly functional office while never compromising aesthetics or quality. The prompt responses from the Space for Health team were always appreciated, and their design advice invaluable. Many of our patients have commented on our beautiful new reception area, and our neighbouring suites have said we now put them to shame.
We would happily recommend Space for Health to any medical practice looking at a renovation or new build.
Northern Private Pain Centre
North Shore Private Hospital
St Leonards, Sydney, NSW
Professor Ian Wilcox
I have had the pleasure of working with Space For Health on three medical practice fitout renovations since 1999.Space For Health are a superb architecture firm with an excellent understanding of the needs of medical practice and superb design skills. In addition they are an excellent Project Manager of the building work required. In my experience two out of the three renovations we have performed in our practice have been performed during periods of time in which we have had to continue working throughout this period.
I would be most happy to recommend Space For Health without reservation.
With kind regards, Yours sincerely,
Royal Prince Alfred Medical Centre
Newtown, Sydney, NSW
Professor Roger Uren
We have been very pleased with the medical suite design-build that Space For Health supervised for us.
The design has been mentioned positively by many of our patients who see doctors on a regular basis. They feel it is a pleasant environment and makes it a lot more relaxing visit than would otherwise be the case.
The radiation shielding which is necessary for the nuclear medicine suite was all integrated into the design so that it is a safe environment for our patients and staff but without altering the design features.
Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Ultrasound
RPA Medical Centre
Newtown, Sydney, NSW
Dr. Mark P Kohout
I have now worked with Space For Health on two separate projects: one to set up consulting rooms and a 2-theatre day surgery, the other to develop a medical Centre and a 4 theatre hospital.
Late night inspection of a building site? No problem. 7th change to the concept lan? No problem. Dealing with a difficult council? No problem. Deadlines? No problem. The rooms and day surgery were concept designed, certified and fitted out within 4 months. The keys were handed to us 3 days ahead of schedule and the project manager totally restored my faith in the building/Fitout industry. First class, professional and pleasant to deal with.
They charge reasonable rates and I have found that a lot of small extras are not even being invoiced. I have two more projects planned and fully intend to use Space For Health on these as well.
Sydney and Orange, NSW
4D Skin Laser and Cancer Clinic offers everything under the dermatological umbrella, from tattoo removal to skin cancer removals. The challenge for this project was designing a space that ensured all elements were compliant with regulations, while still satisfying the project brief and aspirations of the client.
“The client came to us already having bought the site and wanted to make sure the requirements were up to scratch,” says Elaine. “We went and assessed the site from our end, including site measurements, photos – checking the site conditions against what our designers have to work with. Obviously this process had to suit both the client’s needs and the building codes of Australia right from the beginning.”
“We finalise the layout before we do the design development stage, which is the detail design. Once the layout is finalised and is approved by the client we then make sure it’s certified so we can proceed with the construction phase.”
Several unique elements of this project stood out, according to Elaine, that made this medical fitout both a challenging and rewarding experience.
“For 4D the premise is in two floors. The main brief for this project was to have the clinic in the first floor,” says Elaine. “However, the existing building site did not have accessibility. We recommended the installation of a lift to be compliant with the building code, which the client was happy to do.”
“Because of our suggestion to install the lift, the client recognised our value in things beyond interior design, so wanted us to assist with redesigning the exterior. We put forward several designs and it really helped to make 4D feel like they’re being taken care of in terms of what they need until they managed to engage an architect to do the DA approvals for them.”
Our mission to add value
A core mantra for Space for Health is “trusted advisors.” In order to achieve this status, says Elaine, you have to be able to guide and support the client with whatever requests, or changes, that may arise.
“We ensure that the client is taken care of throughout the whole process,” says Elaine
For 4D, branding was an essential component of the design, yet was not finalised until midway through the project. “We had to adjust and change mid construction. It worked very well, and was fantastic seeing how the project evolved and how it made the client feel supported.”
“When you go into a place you should be able to see the uniqueness of their company and their branding. I think that’s what we delivered, making sure that the building identified with the client’s original vision,” said Elaine. “In terms of value engineering ,we put forward our recommendations of finishes, furniture that would suit the space and more. It’s a lot of coordination with the client if they’re willing to spend money and invest.”