8i Architects has designed and delivered this project for Queensland Fertility Group, which consists of an IVF Clinic, 4 Doctors’ Suites, an Andrology Laboratory and specialised storage facility.
Our brief was to relocate part of our client’s operations to an existing building within four months from start to finish.
The project’s timeframe was incredibly short. We commenced our site measure on 1 September 2022, and met the required fitout completion date of 31 January 2023. To ensure we met this timeframe, we were in constant dialogue with the builders throughout the construction process so their queries could be addressed quickly to minimise delays to their works. We also came up against some unforeseen issues with a restaurant tenancy on the ground floor, and acted quickly to adjust our design to accommodate the unexpected.
Understanding the staff and patient journey is critical to our role as healthcare designers. Our experience and deep understanding of our client’s needs allowed us to begin our work with a very limited briefing, which in turn sped up the design and documentation process.
We worked closely with many stakeholders throughout the project, including; doctors who would occupy the suites; embryologists running the Andrology Laboratory; nurses running the IVF Clinic; Queensland Fertility Group management; construction consultants and subcontractors.
Since the facility’s opening, we’ve received positive feedback from the doctors and staff about the design and high amenity of their rooms.
We delivered our design and documentation within a very short timeframe to meet the needs of our client. Our client and the users of the space were thrilled they had a facility to move into at the agreed completion date.