Greenway has recently undertaken the Lead Professional Services Contractor role for the new GP Plus Super Clinic at Gilles Plains. The new facility replaces very old demountable facilities for the two current resident groups (Ambulatory and Primary Health Care Service [APHC] and Aboriginal Outreach Health Service [AOHS]). The new facility is approximately 1500 m2 and has a new carpark to accommodate 51 vehicles. A separate Men's Shed is included, associated with the AOHS, and replaces a similar facility previously used.
We believe the Gilles Plains project has been very successful, with a solution that provides a friendly, family oriented, light filled atmosphere conducive to efficient service provision and general well being of both those who work there and those who visit. The facility is designed to achieve 5 stars under the Green Building Council guidelines for Office Accommodation, this being the closest applicable use to this facility.
The site is quite restricted and has a large significant tree in an awkward location that required careful planning and detailed documentation to ensure no tree damaging activity would occur. The carpark for 51 cars, motorbikes and bicycles has been carefully designed around the tree and to fit the irregular site. The focus on all spaces has been for flexibility and adaptability to ensure that as service provision changes, the spaces can be used accordingly with little or no change. Careful planning has allowed direct natural light and ventilation to be provided to every occupied space and to the majority rooms throughout the facility.
The new facility has a total of 9 consulting rooms and 4 group rooms. The group rooms have access to external courtyards with adjustable louvred shade structures adjacent, providing great access to light and sun during winter as well as rain protection.