Westmead Redevelopment Works
Westmead Hospital was undergoing a $200 million redevelopment which included the integration of five internal areas – Finance, Gastroenterology, Inpatient Unit, Kid’s Research Institute and Conference Centre.
Northrop worked closely with client FDC to fully integrate these five buildings into the new hospital precinct. Our contribution was multi-disciplinary, developing the detailed design package from concept to construction. We kept to a tight project timeframe and provided ongoing support throughout the works.
We produced all of our project documentation in Revit, which forms a live BIM model for the service life of the building.
Challenges were working within the existing hospital infrastructure and accommodating a live environment of emergency wards, operating theatres and the constant need for building services. We were also required to remove hazardous material from the site, which included asbestos.
Overall, our team delivered an innovative design that met the client’s requirements within the time critical deadlines. The redevelopment project is still ongoing with construction due for completion in late 2017.