After twenty-two years of serving the Johnsonville community, the Onslow Medical Centre has expanded their practice with a purpose built facility on the neighbouring section.
The new single story medical centre includes:
- Five large doctor’s rooms
- Nurse consulting rooms
- Treatment and minor surgery rooms
- Administration and staff areas
- Undercover parking
The 390m2 Onslow Medical Centre is clad in cedar and finished with a Colorsteel roof. The roof is fitted with 10kW photovoltaic solar panels for the Centre’s use whilst feeding unused electricity back into the grid. The design uses scale and materials that fit well into the residential neighbourhood. Yet, at the same time the aesthetic clearly signifies a non-residential function at the gateway to Johnsonville.
The modern build provides an inviting space with cladding in warm timbers and a living green wall. In addition, the architectural canopy with glass veranda affords a pleasant entrance and reception area which is filled with natural light.
The Onslow Medical Centre intends to repurpose the original site to house allied medical professionals such as physiotherapists and counsellors as part of the creation of a dynamic ‘health hub’ for the local community.
Special Info / Challenges:
Moorefield Road is a busy road and construction demanded considerable traffic management. The site was difficult to access, being on a corner and a roundabout. In addition, there was a heavy pedestrian presence with a school and college nearby.