Having worked with Elite on three previous occasions, HMS Medical Group approached Elite to create their largest practice yet. This time the project was in Burleigh and HMS wanted a large purpose-built medical centre to provide a wide range of health care services to their patients.
Spanning over 1,000sqm, the medical centre includes general practitioners, psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and podiatrists. Together with HMS, the Elite design team developed a layout that accommodated each discipline in their own operational area and optimised function and flow throughout. As the tenancy has a narrow shape, lighting and signage were used as ‘wayfinders’ to enable patients to easily move through the centre and get to where they needed to be.
For this project, HMS wanted an industrial style interior theme. The Elite design team worked with this brief by incorporating features like eight-metre-high ceilings, exposed air conditioning services, suspended lighting, timber panelling, and surface mounted sliding doors with black hardware. An additional element of greenery was integrated throughout ‘Medical on Burleigh’ to stay consistent with the biophilic design trend that connects the patient with nature to enhance well-being and expedite healing.