- By challenging the development guidelines we provided social value to the community by amalgamating three development lots to create a central public realm where users can meet, collaborate and enjoy the natural surroundings.
- The arrangement of buildings in the development takes into consideration the comfort of users. This includes providing shade from the sun and protection from wind and traffic noise, creating a more pleasant and functional environment.
- Murdoch Square is not just a pass-through space but also a destination. It attracts people travelling from the Murdoch Train Station to Fiona Stanley Hospital. The food and beverage facilities address an identified shortfall in amenities in the broader precinct, and the public open space encourages walkability. Creating an environment where people can easily move on foot, reduces the dependence on cars.
- The landscape design includes mature trees and native plantings in the public areas. This not only enhances the aesthetics of the area but also promotes wildlife habitat and connects people to the natural environment.
- Murdoch Square delivers a high-density development in an area traditionally characterised by low-density sprawl resulting in a more sustainable and efficient land use in the region.
Beyond healthcare, Murdoch Square offers a rich array of social amenities including on-site childcare services, dining options and spaces for relaxation. These additions encourage community bonds among both staff and visitors. A new Courtyard by Marriot Hotel will cater for families visiting patients or elderly relatives.
Looking beyond the site, the project provides connection to nearby institutions such as St John of God Hospital and Murdoch University, and the public transport network. Co-location of services promotes resource-sharing, elevates infrastructure efficiency, and reduces travel demands while fostering staff collaboration and knowledge exchange.
Facilities within Murdoch Square include:
- Day surgery hospital, cancer treatment centre, medical imaging
- Urgent Care Clinic
- 182-bed aged care facility
- National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) apartments
- Residential apartments
- Commercial offices
- 150-key international hotel with gym and restaurant
- 80-bed medi-hotel for patients in recovery, which will reduce demand on the hospital system
- Consulting suites
- Retail and hospitality offerings