Southern Inland Health Initiative

Health and aged care

  • Project

    Full refurbishment of two regional health facilities

  • Services

    Full service architecture and interior design

  • Location

    Southern Cross and York, WA

  • Client

    BMW for WACHs

  • Date


Cameron Chisholm Nicol was engaged by BMW as lead consultant for the refurbishment of York and Southern Cross hospitals as part of the Southern Inland Health Initiative (SIHI) Stream 4. This initiative, with the Western Australian Country Health Service (WACHS), aims to reform and improve health care services in the Southern Inland catchment area of Western Australia to accommodate the changing clinical needs of the region.

The SIHI Stream 4 project works relate predominantly to refurbishment of the existing hospital facilities, including addressing building code compliance issues. Small new build components relate to ambulance canopies and fire service facilities. The refurbishment designs are required to adhere to the Australasian Health Facility Guidelines and WACHS-specific standards.

Cameron Chisholm Nicol has been engaged to provide full architectural services, including schematic design, design development, documentation and contract administration. The role has involved site investigations, preparation of return briefs, preparation of room data sheets and schematic design drawings, presentations to stakeholders and the supervision and coordination of the team of multi-disciplinary consultants.