Dr Heathcote Wright and Dr Nima Pakrou approached Medifit in 2015, looking for a company to help them create a purpose built centre for excellence in eye surgery in Bellfield, a burgeoning suburb just 9km from the Melbourne CBD . The area is a growing and changing demographic and the doctors had identified a need for ophthalmological and eye surgery requirements in the area.
Upon securing a site with great exposure leading in to the city, the architectural design process began in earnest. Designed from the group up, the resulting two storey building provides a distinct visual statement and gives the doctors the operating space they need to grow and prosper. The building contains a dual reception for the two co-joined practices within, comfortable waiting space for dozens of patients spread around at strategic points to allow for efficient flow.
With many procedures of a very specific and technical nature provided, the building required a range of a testing, consulting and treatment rooms. The flow of a practice such as this is paramount, the testing occurs in a pattern, so clients generally move clockwise around the practice corridor and out to sort finances and exit.
The interior balances modern design in a safe and professional facility. Light tones balance with a variety of textures, including a signature "green wall" bringing natural beauty and light and creating a comforting space. The green wall also provides acoustic and air quality benefits.