Humanihut is thrilled to announce that The Florey has been recognised recently for its outstanding design and innovation in the Engineering Category at the 2021 Australian Good Design Awards.

With the COVID-19 pandemic severely testing the resilience of medical infrastructure and healthcare systems, preparation and strategic planning are key to ensuring that agencies worldwide are better prepared for future demand. And The Florey is a highly logistically efficient solution that has been designed and engineered to meet both immediate and future healthcare requirements, from a small healthcare centre to a fully deployed field hospital.

The Australian Good Design Awards jury commented: "This entry has a range of essential applications from infection control associated with a pandemic to disaster and humanitarian relief efforts. Clear benefits are speed of erection and commissioning, and functionality with minimal preparation. This is really impressive design and engineering and a standout example of good design in this category."

Established on a greenfield site in a matter of hours, The Florey provides 16 single occupancy isolation ensuite wards, a doctors' workstation with digital wi-fi connectivity, staff recreational space, all necessary ancillaries and medical-grade equipment, a bathroom, laundry, and kitchenette facility for staff.

Capable of providing a negative pressure environment, which is essential for facilities designed to offer appropriate care to patients with respiratory diseases such as COVID-19, and with each ward having its own ensuite, cross-infection within shared facilities is mitigated.

The flexibility and adaptability of The Florey allows it to be completely scalable, and several systems can be joined to form one larger modular facility to meet required demand. And, with the ability to be redeployed as many times as required throughout its 20-year lifespan, The Florey will exceed expectations operationally, financially, logistically, and environmentally. For more information about The Florey, please email us at