Princess Alexandra Hospital Redevelopment

Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland

The Princess Alexandra Hospital Redevelopment evolved from a master plan that repositioned the clinical and inpatient facility in the centre of the existing campus to reconnect all the existing facilities into a cohesive unity. The master plan enabled the new hospital to be built whilst maintaining full operation of the existing acute hospital and surrounding facilities.

The plan developed a primary lateral movement spine across the site, linking the existing Geriatric Rehabilitation Unit at one end through the new facilities to a new Mental Health Centre and to the Translink Busway and the secure public car parking facility, enabling efficient accessibility. Courtyard spaces and smaller alcoves off the spine promote interdepartmental interaction which previously did not occur. These spaces also overcome the problem of deep footprints afflicting many hospitals where natural light and outlook are denied to inpatients and staff.

With the knowledge of the likelihood of early and long-term expansion needs, the plan comprised of linear parallel wings enabling multiple extension possibilities.

  • Technical Information
  • Cox Team
In association with
MSJ Architects
Queensland Health
Project Status
Completed, 1997-2001
Key Consultants
Arup, WBM Bassett, MRP, RLB
Contractor / Builder
John Holland (Stage 1), Baulderstone (Stage 2)
Gross Floor Area
Jeffrey Bennett
Antony Scott-Pegum
Lindy Osbourne
Perry Gustafsson