St Vincent's Private Hospital
This project saw the construction of a new 15 storey east wing facility and the refurbishment of a new 6 storey existing high rise. The project is targeting 4 star green star self-assessed rating under the new design as built tool which was recently released in 2014. The hospital wanted to have the facility Greenstar rated as part of their commitment to their environmental performance of their portfolio and as the hospital was approaching the end of its lifetime. They are using Greenstar as a new benchmark for all new facilities.
Northrop were engaged in the middle of the schematic design phase with the building already at 40% complete. Incorporating sustainability initiatives was a challenge. We had to identify the areas where we could incorporate the most amount of sustainability initiatives with minimal impact on already completed designs.