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Key Considerations for an Animal Hospital Design

When it comes to designing veterinary hospitals, there are several key elements that should be taken into consideration to ensure the facility is functional, safe, and conducive to providing high-quality veterinary care. Some of these key elements include: It’s important to consider separate areas for dog and cat waiting and treatment areas. For example, dogs … Continued

The Most Important Design Considerations for Veterinary Practices

Designing healthcare facilities run hand-in-hand with highly specific rules and regulations that ensure safe, hygienic and well-functioning medical environments, and design considerations for veterinary practices are even more specialised. In these spaces, designers not only have to think of patients and staff, but also the practical and hygiene factors that come into play when animals … Continued

5 Important Considerations for Australia’s $150k Instant Asset Write Off Expansion.

Australia ㅡ The Australian government announced on 12 March an instant asset write off increase from $30,000 to $150,000, valid until 30 June 2020.  On June 9th 2020, it was announced that this 150k Instant Asset Write-off will be extended until Dec 31st 2020, the proposed change is subject to the Parliamentary process and not yet law. … Continued

How Biophilic Design Can Promote Healing

Healthcare architecture has long evoked an institutional atmosphere, but evolving design trends are headed in a more natural direction. Hospitals have begun integrating biophilia into their design – and the effect on patients is truly therapeutic.   What Is Biophilic Design? Biophilia (meaning love of living systems) is a concept that centers around human’s internal fascination … Continued

5 Design Trends For Your Dental Clinic

When looking to build your new or improved dental clinic fitout, you’ll soon find there are lots of good (and bad) options in dental clinic design. And just like all design trends, the good ones often help improve the look, flow and efficiency of your dental practice while enhancing your dental patient’s experience. Here at … Continued

Is Healthcare the new Retail Therapy?

Retail therapy has long been associated with time spent at a shopping centre to unwind, relax and buy items to “feel better”. This saying has now become fact in today’s healthcare landscape, with medical and healthcare facilities located within retail centres around the world.  And it makes sense in today’s time-poor and convenience-driven society. Today, … Continued

Australia Combating COVID-19 with $2.4 Billion Pop-Up Clinic Plan: Suggesting an Efficient Rollout Strategy

Australia will install up to 100 pop-up healthcare clinics nationwide to combat the spread of COVID-19, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Wednesday. The $2.4 billion federal government plan will cater to up to 75 patients per day over an initial period of six months through a program of services including subsidised video consultations and … Continued

Design Standardisation is a Healthy Decision

It’s no secret every brand wants to “be different” in order to stand out in the competitive space they operate. Healthcare design and fit outs are no different. Creating an inviting and healthy space, while maximising your existing or newly built space, is a challenge many healthcare rollout companies often face. This is where the … Continued

Why Client Project Management is the Key to Success

Whatever your project, whether a major building or custom fitout, it requires expertise, experience and knowledge for the bricks and mortar and interior to be built right. But what makes a project successful is the way in which the client and project management are handled to ensure the finished product meets everyone’s requirements and expectations. … Continued

The Importance of Colour and Lighting in your Healthcare Space

Have you ever entered a store or someone’s home where neon carpeting and/or glaring lights greet you at the door? If you are like 93 percent of the population, this is not an environment that says, “relax and enjoy.” The same can be said for the lighting and colour in your healthcare space, with expertise … Continued