North Shore Hospital Elective Surgery Centre

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Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design

Jasmax, in conjunction with McConnell Smith & Johnson (MSJ), were commissioned by the Waitemata District Health Board (WDHB) to design a new two level Elective Surgery Centre (ESC) that accommodates fast-track planned inpatient elective surgery.

The imperative was to design a centre that optimised patient / staff operational workflows maximising efficiencies and so enabling more patients to be treated at a lower cost per procedure.

The design also needed to align to the Health Board’s progressive business objectives; with the service models for the ESC based on a radically different approach to the way elective surgical services were provided by WDHB.

The brief challenged the design team to develop a centre that offers patient care in a manner that makes a real difference to the patient experience, clinician experience and effective use of limited resources.

The resultant design is multi-functional and adaptive, allowing the flexible use of areas during peak activity. A two-level purpose built facility, the ground level houses 4 operating theatres, CSSD and Recovery and Consulting rooms.The first level consists of a 40 bed ward comprised of 5 four bed-rooms, 1 two bed HDU and 18 single bedrooms with ensuite facilities. All bedrooms are located on the perimeter of the building with a central core housing communal service areas.

Plantrooms are situated on the southern end of both levels.

North Shore Hospital’s Elective Surgery Centre was designed using BIM, a building information modelling tool that allowed for a 3D prototype of the facility’s design to be scaled prior to construction.

Click here to view a case study of the application of BIM on this project.


  • 2014 Property Council NZ Special Purpose Property Award, Merit

Other team members

Mark Craven Associate Auckland
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Sarah Hayden Principal Auckland
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Rebecca Irwin Registered Architect - Associate Principal Auckland
Euan Mac Kellar Principal Auckland
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