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Client: Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure

Location: Ceduna, SA

Country: Wirangu

Value: $24M

Completion: 2011



The Ceduna District Health Services is part of the Eyre Flinders and Far North–West region, and includes the Ceduna Hospital and the GP Plus Health Care Centre Ceduna. Combining acute hospital and primary health care services in the one facility allows the community to receive the most appropriate method of care, quickly and easily. The South Australian Department of Health undertook a major upgrade to the existing regional health service and hospital involving the addition of an entire new hospital wing and the provision of expanded facilities for indigenous health care.

The works were being designed and delivered by another architectural practice. SA Health engaged Grieve Gillett Architects to work collaboratively with the contracted architectural practice to provide architectural advice relating to architectural form, external materials and finishes palette and urban design aspects relating to the exterior of the hospital, its precinct and surrounds.


Grieve Gillett Architects, with the architectural practice, explored architectural form, fenestration orientation, shading and materials to develop a language that references the existing facility, and provided new cultural references and response to site and landscape. By utilising a functional architectural response with logical services layouts and standardised cladding systems, building componentry could be fabricated remotely and delivered to site. Such prefabrication delivered value for money without compromising function, appearance or finish. Prefabrication also assisted with managing construction programming assisting to deliver the project on time and to budget.

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