Design of bigger, better Frankston Hospital revealed
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Hospitals 27 June 2022

Design of bigger, better Frankston Hospital revealed

Construction of the $1.1 billion Frankston Hospital redevelopment is now underway, with newly released designs revealing a first look at the largest ever health infrastructure investment in Melbourne’s south-east.

The images showcase the design’s earthy tones and layered materials, inspired by the distinctive coastline of the Mornington Peninsula.

Text on screen: Introducing your bigger and better Frankston Hospital

Images: Footage shows an artist impression of the Frankston Hospital development and surrounding area, seen from an aerial view.

Text: New 12-storey tower

Images: Footage shows an artist impression of the 12-storey tower as seen from Yuille Street, demonstrating the seamless connection to surrounding parks and gardens

Text: New main entrance

Images: Footage shows an artist impression of a walk through the new main entrance and into the large, light-filled atrium housing reception and lounge areas.

Text: A modern and sustainable design

Images: Footage shows an artist impression of a view looking down at the atrium from a first-floor landing, showcasing the striking design features.

Text: Hospital street connecting new and existing areas

Images: Footage shows an artist impression of a walk through the ‘hospital street’ – a light-filled walkway through the hospital, encompassing café, lounge and garden spaces.

Text: Greater capacity to treat more patients

Images: Footage shows an artist impression of a patient unit with a bed and views to the bay.

Text: 15 brand new operating theatres

Images: Footage shows an artist impression of two doctors conversing within a new operating theatre.

Text: More green spaces

Images: Footage shows artist impression of the view to extensive landscaping surrounding the new hospital entrance.

Text: Connection to parks and gardens

Images: Footage shows artist impression of people enjoying Beauty Park, a large park area adjacent to the new hospital development.

Text: Views of the bay and city

Images: Footage shows two women in a light filled balcony area looking out over Frankston towards Port Phillip Bay.

Images: Footage returns to a different artist impression of aerial view of the tower and adjacent redevelopment facilities.

Images: Slide with the words ‘In partnership with’ and Peninsula Health and Exemplar Health logos.

The closing slide is the Victorian Health Building Authority logo, the web address and the Victorian Government logo.

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About the Frankston Hospital redevelopment

The redevelopment is set to transform Frankston Hospital and will deliver:

  • a new 12-storey clinical services tower
  • 130 more beds
  • 15 new operating theatres
  • capacity to treat up to 35,000 more patient episodes each year.

The redevelopment will provide more support for families through expanded women’s and children’s services and will also deliver:

  • new mental health and oncology services
  • new inpatient units
  • a new medical imaging department.

Other community benefits, including a community centre and childcare centre, will be delivered after the 12-storey hospital tower is complete.

Community engagement

Community feedback helped to shape the design of the redevelopment with over 580 community contributions influencing things like:

  • more outdoor spaces
  • more car parking
  • better wayfinding to make it easier to navigate the hospital
  • connection to nearby parks
  • improved transport links, including new bus stops, traffic lights at Hastings Road and a new pedestrian crossing on Yuille Street.

Delivering the redeveloped Frankston Hospital

The redevelopment is being delivered as a public private partnership. Following an extensive tender process, the Exemplar Health consortium was awarded the contract to deliver the redevelopment.

The Exemplar Health consortium comprises:

  • Capella Capital as sponsor and investor
  • Aware Super as investor
  • Lendlease as builder
  • Honeywell and Compass Group Australia as facilities and maintenance managers.

Frankston Hospital will remain a public hospital, with Peninsula Health continuing to deliver all clinical healthcare services.

Main works are due for completion in late 2025.

Learn more about the Frankston hospital redevelopment via our dedicated project page.

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Last updated: 27 June 2022