Perth Children’s Hospital

Nedlands, Perth, Western Australia

This new 274-bed children’s hospital in Nedlands is the result of a design partnership between JCY Architects and Urban Designers, Cox Architecture, and Billard Leece Partnership, with HKS Inc.

Designed from the childs’ perscpective, the new Perth Childrens’s Hospital replaces the exisiting Princess Margaret Hospital to provide best possible clinical care for future generations, and to serve as the base for WA’s outstanding paediatric research.

The new facility is patient, family, and staff focused, ensuring that healthcare is provided at all levels of users. The new hospital provides tertiary level paediatric health services and secondary health services, including inpatient and outpatient and ambulatory care.

The hospital includes significant increases in outpatient and day-stay capacity, family facilities, operating theatres, mental health disorder facilities, neonatal intensive care beds, staff amenities and retail space.

An integrated research and education facility, high dependency unit for high risk patients, and greater capacity for new technology, such as intra-operative MRIs, are also incorporated.

Together with our project partners, Cox Architecture congratulates the State, the people of Western Australia and everyone who worked on the project on the opening of this world-leading facility.

  • Technical Information
  • Cox Team
In association with
JCY Architects and Urban Planners, Billard Leece Partnership, and HKS Inc (part of the John Holland Consortium)
WA Health and John Holland
Project Status
Completed, 2011-2018
Key Consultants
Norman Disney & Young, Aurecon
Contractor / Builder
John Holland
Gross Floor Area
Paul Chauvel
Luke Gay
TP Nguyen
Phil Nicols
Jerome Monty
Yvette Petit
Jarvis Pinto