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Medical Precinct Expands

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-1/5 vc_col-md-1/5 vc_col-xs-1/5″][us_image image=”67173″ size=”thumbnail” align=”left” style=”circle” has_ratio=”1″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″ offset=”vc_col-lg-4/5 vc_col-md-4/5 vc_col-xs-4/5″][vc_column_text]By Bev Jordan[/vc_column_text][us_post_date][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Work to expand the medical precinct at Norwest is taking another huge step forward with Development Applications for two more purpose-built health and commercial buildings set to be lodged with Hills Shire Council by Mulpha.

Stage 2 will be submitted early next year. The buildings will be opposite Norwest Private Hospital and next to Mulpha’s landmark wooden building The Bond on the corner of Elizabeth Macarthur Drive and Norbrik Drive.

Mulpha, Norwest’s parent developer, has just announced that construction of The Bond, the first of the three purpose-built health buildings, has reached its highest point.

The next-generation timber building is due for completion at the beginning of 2023 and includes a $10million world class cancer treatment centre for Genesis Oncology which will have the capacity to deliver more than 14,000 treatments to 800 patients a year.

All 64 strata suites have been sold to a mix of owner-occupiers and investors in the healthcare sector.

As well as Genesis Oncology; core leases in the Bond building have been secured by fertility specialist Dr Antony Lighten for an IVF clinic and reproductive surgery and psychology and allied healthcare provider Talbot Centre.

The Bond has been designed using state-ofthe- art cross-laminated timber (CLT) technology for the 1,600sqm floorplates, walls, and stairs, as well as traditional laminated timber columns and beams for the frame.

Mulpha’s Head of Developments Tim Spencer said the cutting-edge building had been purpose-built to enable tenants to capitalise on the growing health and wellness trend and demand for medical services in the fast-growing northwest corridor.

“In addition to offering design flexibility and unique aesthetics, these new-age timber technologies have incredible strength and efficiency, and the potential to be carbon-neutral over their lifecycle, something increasingly attractive to blue-chip clients.

“For patients, it means they have a more comprehensive one-stop shop for their healthcare needs where they don’t need to travel too far for multiple specialist treatments.”

Buildcorp Managing Director Tony Sukkar said the state-of-the-art building established “a new industry benchmark”.

“The Bond is Buildcorp’s fourth mass timber project. Our team has developed and implemented more than 20 proactive safety and quality initiatives for The Bond, while navigating all the impacts of COVID-19 and wet weather.”

The Bond will comprise ground floor retail, six floors of commercial office building, a childcare facility, basement carparking and short-term visitor parking. Childcare provider Kinda-Mindi has secured a 15-year term.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Bev Jordan

Bev Jordan studied journalism at Harlow College in the UK.  She achieves a Diploma in Journalism from the National Council for the Training of Journalists. After migrating to Australia at the end of 1984, she took up a Senior Journalist position with Cumberland Newspapers, based on the Parramatta Advertiser. She has since worked on the Daily Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald and was a lecturer in Journalism at Macleay College in Sydney. Bev returned to Cumberland Newspapers (NewsLocal) and worked for 30 years covering all different mastheads, including Mosman Daily, Mount Druitt Standard and finally Hills Shire Times for the last 17 of those years. Bev’s passion has always been local community journalism.  She says “As a journalist, I have always seen it as my job to inform, inspire and involve.  I am a passionate advocate for organisations and people making a difference to the world around them. Connectedness is so important to the health of an individual but also to a community, no matter how small or large.

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