Liverpool Hospital Clinical Services Block 2 (CSB2)
In 2006, New South Wales Health engaged HDR | Rice Daubney to masterplan the redevelopment of the existing Liverpool Hospital campus, one of the busiest hospitals in Australia. The Liverpool Clinical Services Block 2 (CSB2), completed in 2010, is the anchor of the masterplan.
Defined by the strong linear hospital concourse circulation spine, CBS2 provides a major new hospital entrance to the east, redefining the circulation and organizational order of the hospital. The 484,376 SF (45,000 SM) of specialized new clinical space extends the facilities of the existing clinical services block and adds an additional 240 inpatient beds.
The concourse ground level is used for reception and ambulatory services, including nuclear medicine and diagnostic imaging. Level one accommodates the ambulatory care center, providing both generic and specialized clinic spaces and a low acuity interventional suite. The clinical floor is located on level two and includes an expanded interventional department with a total of 23 operating rooms and an integrated interventional imaging department, as well as a 60 bed Intensive Care Unit, the largest in the state. Level three accommodates a cardiology center, including interventional cardiology and associated in-patient units, while levels four and five house additional inpatient units.
Externally the architecture addresses critical issues of context and appropriateness. The design recognizes the civic relevance of the building within the broader Liverpool urban context, in terms of scale, resolution and materiality.