Hunter Street Private Hospital and Medi-Hotel is located on a prominent corner site in Parramatta, where Hunter and Marsden Streets meet, to the immediate west of the Parramatta Square Precinct and St John’s Anglican Cathedral. The proposed 23-storey tower will accommodate the 150-bed hospital on the lower floors and 90-room five-star hotel on the top floors. It’s a non-traditional integrated model of mixed use development, with the five-star offering catering for regular hotel guests, as well as pre- and post-operative patients and their families from the private hospital.
Gray Puksand’s design creates a refined architectural addition to the region’s evolving skyline, while supporting a pedestrian-focused urban realm with a new forecourt at the hotel’s Hunter Street entry.
The tower’s strongly vertical expression is highlighted by glazing fins that visually unify the structure, and internally, hospital and hotel zones are clearly demarcated, although all are characterised by elegant, crisp schemes.
The hospital, with its entrance situated on Marsden Street, is a well-considered study in functionality, incorporating hospital beds with associated operating theatre suites, a day surgery unit and pre-admission medical clinic. Its emphasis is on holistic healthcare, with a focus on recovery and wellness, and the interior design supports this vision through material and colour palettes that are relaxed and calming.