Springfield City Group Chairman Maha Sinnathamby said a city must be judged on the health and happiness of its community and the positive impact on its region. “We want Springfield Central Health City to be the leading health masterplan in Australia if not the the world. It will be a complete health city, mixing medical and biosciences, with the latest in sport and leisure technologies.
“We believe that this is a once in a generation opportunity to improve the health of the region and provide an attractive place to live that showcases the best in health, technology and innovation. Our ambition is to create a Smart City in the broadest sense that sets new standards for digital healthcare at the individual level not just the wider site.”
Mr Sinnathamby added that it is important that all of the separate elements of the plan are fully integrated so that the different functions benefit from their close proximity together.
“To deliver the future models of healthcare that we aspire to, we have placed significant importance on connectivity and a masterplan that will encourage collaboration at all levels, from the medical staff, researchers and students, through to entrepreneurs, tourists and residents of all ages.”
It is Broadway Malyan’s first appointment in Australia, following ten years working in the Asia Pacific region. It was secured through an international competition and the practice worked with a local partner, Conrad Gargett, as part of the process.
Ed added: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to continue to expand our offer in the region, working in another new territory. We have been steadily building our profile and winning projects in new countries over the last few years and it is testament to our expertise and ability, built on a growing portfolio of international masterplans and shared best practice.”
Investors are still being sought for the project, with PWC planning a roadshow of the region in the coming months.