People-centric design for Country

Frankston Hospital

Delivered collaboratively with Conrad Gargett for Lendlease as a public-private partnership by the Exemplar Health consortium, the people-centric approach to the redevelopment and expansion of the hospital provides a connected health campus that embodies the spirit of Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula communities as a welcoming, safe place for patients and staff.

Claudia Fleuter

Studio Director, Bates Smart

The Frankston Hospital Redevelopment represents the Victorian Government’s largest ever health infrastructure investment in Melbourne’s south-east, with plans for it to become a world-class public hospital and new benchmark of care for Peninsula Health.

The comprehensive scope of work includes architectural, interiors and masterplanning components that address the fundamental challenge of unlocking the site and connecting its existing assets to new buildings, while embedding flexibility to allow for future expansion.

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The architectural design of the new facility’s 12-storey tower and podium form part of a composition of elements that respond to the adjacent parklands and local coastal context of the peninsula with its massing, rusticated façade, palette of natural materials and landscaped interventions. A new main entrance is also crowned by a generous sculptural verandah that evokes the coastal setting.

The masterplan balances site constraints and unifies the campus by linking the extensive green spaces, defining the new entrance, integrating the facility with the existing hospital and delivering a canopied ‘hospital street’ to seamlessly connect east and west.

Plans will further transform the hospital by delivering an additional 130 beds, 15 new operating theatres, new spaces for mental health and oncology services, as well as expanded women’s and children’s services. The addition of new wards and points of care will increase capacity to treat approximately 35,000 more patients each year.





Melbourne | Wurundjeri and Bunurong Country, Australia







116,000 sqm