The RPA Hospital development was a five level reinforced concrete research facility and renovation to the existing heritage pavilion (Victorian Pavilion) incorporating the complete fitout, and commissioning of both buildings. The project included five levels of PC2 laboratories. The work includes the supply and installation of services such as mechanical ventilation, air conditioning, pneumatic tube systems, medical gas systems, hydraulic, fire, electrical, security, communications and data services as well as specialist radiology and noxious laboratory waste management services. All works were done in compliance with the NABERS rating.
Due to the location of the site within the hospital campus and the fact that the site adjoins the University of Sydney campus, extensive planning and coordination was undertaken by our project team to ensure minimum disruption was caused to hospital services, staff, patients and visitors. It was imperative that the hospital surrounding the construction site remained fully operational throughout the course of Stage 2A redevelopment works.
As part of our project planning we developed a medivac / helicopter strategy as our site and associated tower crane and material handling requirements were within the hospitals flight paths. This strategy was carefully monitored by our site staff in conjunction with the hospitals security and medivac aerial services.
This project won two Master Builders Association “Excellence in Construction” Awards in State and National categories for Public Buildings.
Client: NSW Dept of Commerce
Architect: Silver Thomas Hanley Daryl Jackson
Delivery Form: Detail Design & Construct
Location: Camperdown, NSW
Value: $29.7 m
Completion date: March 2007