Princess Alexandra Hospital – Building 35 Refurbishment
Client: Metro South Health
Timeframe: 12 weeks
Completed: May 2015
LEAF Building Group Pty. Ltd. were appointed to undertake the refurbishment of the existing ‘Ground’ and ‘Lower Ground’ levels of Building 35 within the Princess Alexandra Hospital campus.
The bulk of the works centred around the internal areas of the building which required a full strip out of existing surfaces back to the base building structure. The bulk of the demolition works were previously completed prior to LEAF taking possession of the site.
All redundant services, including Electrical, Communication, Hydraulics, Fire, and Security were removed with the essential remaining services being re-supported by provision of a new cable management system throughout. The entire Mechanical system was stripped and replaced with a completely new air conditioning system to service both levels of the facility.
Electrical, Communications, Hydraulics, Fire and Security services were re-installed to suit the requirements of the end users, this included the reticulation of 2 separate Fibre Optic cable runs back to the main hospital buildings.
Lower Ground Level was designed as an open planned office environment serviced by a multiple back-to-back workstation configuration.
A modern Meeting Alcove and Utility Area are provided at one end with locker facilities for staff use.
The existing concrete ceiling slab was left exposed and painting out black to achieve a modern industrial feel to the work space, this is complimented by the new carpet that was installed throughout.
As a part of the Lower Ground works, the existing Male/ Female, PWD and Amenities were stripped back to base structure and re-built maintaining a similar configuration whilst updated fixtures and fittings were installed to achieve a much higher standard in water efficiency.
Ground level was fitted out with Focus Rooms, Meeting Rooms, Staff Breakout Area, Kitchen and a small 3 cabinet Communications Room. New ‘T-Bar’ Ceiling grids were constructed within the Focus and Meeting Rooms whilst the remaining areas also left the existing concrete ceiling slab exposed and painted out black to compliment the working environment of Lower Ground Level below.
The overall design intent created a modern work environment which compliments the existing building age and facade. Metro South Health were extremely satisfied and impressed with the overall management of the project throughout the construction stage and the handover process. This project has formed the beginning of a great relationship between LEAF, the architect and the client who has already given us repeat business.