Cancer centre world class architecture

WINNING DESIGN: The Whyalla Regional Cancer Centre has been recognised for its
architectural design. Pictured is associate clinical services coordinator Margarita Martin
admiring the centre's waiting area.
WINNING DESIGN: The Whyalla Regional Cancer Centre has been recognised for its architectural design. Pictured is associate clinical services coordinator Margarita Martin admiring the centre's waiting area.

The Whyalla Regional Cancer Centre is being recognised for its quality build and design.

The centre, designed by Hames Sharley architects, has received a commendation for public architecture from the Australian Institute of Architects South Australia.

The centre has also been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival Awards as one of the best health building designs as well as the Idea Awards for excellence in Interior Design.

Country Health SA Eyre Flinders and Far North regional director Ros McCrae said the hospital was excited to hear the centre was shortlisted.

“All throughout the planning and construction phases of the building, architects Hames Sharley worked closely with Whyalla hospital staff, from nurses to cleaners and our most senior clinicians, to deliver not only an attractive building, but one that would enable staff to provide the highest level of cancer care possible,” Mrs McCrae said.

“Cancer treatment is a huge challenge for patients, as well as their families and friends, and that’s why having a modern, comfortable and purpose built centre is so important.

“We wish Hames Sharley all the best at the awards this October.”

Hames Sharley associate and project leader of the Whyalla Regional Cancer Centre build Adam

Cunningham said Hames Sharley was excited to be nominated for the awards.

“We are just super excited about it, it’s been a great project really happy how it has turned out for the Whyalla community. We are very proud of the build quality and the architecture of the building itself.”

Adam Cunningham, Hames Sharley associate and project leader of the Whyalla Regional Cancer Centre build.

The award ceremony for the World Architecture Festival Awards will be held at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, from October 1 to 3.

The winners of the Idea Awards will also be announced in October.

The $69 million Whyalla Regional Cancer Centre, which opened in August 2013, is the largest single health investment in regional South Australia.

It includes six chemotherapy chairs, outpatient care, counselling and space for research and training.