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.

  • Awards
  • Technical Information
  • Cox Team

George Temple Poole Award, AIA WA 2019

Jeffrey Howlett Award for Public Architecture, AIA WA 2019

Julius Elischer Award for Interior Architecture, AIA WA 2019

Wallace Greenham Award for Sustainable Architecture, AIA WA 2019

Commendation, Public Design, Australian Interior Design Awards 2019

Best of State, Commercial Design WA, Australian Interior Design Awards 2019




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
John Holland
Norman Disney & Young
Newforms Landscape Architecture
Philip Chun and Associates
Buro North
PCD Consultants
Contractor / Builder
John Holland
Gross Floor Area
Eldon Borkwood
Paul Chauvel
Luke Gay
TP Nguyen
Phil Nicols
Jerome Monty
Yvette Petit
Jarvis Pinto