Westmead Hospital O3 Hub
Westmead Hospital is undergoing a major redevelopment. The first milestone was an office refurbishment on Level 3 of the Westmead Centre for Oral Health – which was renamed the O3Hub. This refurbishment is part of the Westmead Redevelopment - a NSW Government project valued at over $1 billion.
The O3Hub project involved demolishing the existing office space and replacing it with a contemporary, activity-based working layout, in addition to a new kitchenette and bathroom amenities.
This project required Northrop to adapt and coordinate with current structures and service. To cater to the hospitals first new ways of working space ‘O3 Hub’, a false floor was designed. This ensured seamless communication cabling and future proofing for future office meeting room locations.
The entry and exit paths were modified during construction which meant for fire services modifications. The limitations of the existing infrastructure meant a complete new sprinkler design layout was required to make the area fit for purpose. Northrop worked closely with the project team to design the ideal solution, limiting office space and egress paths, adding different sprinkler heads and allowing areas to be isolated. Reducing the areas that would be affected in the event of a fire.
With careful project staging, utilisation of existing services and collaborating closely with the project team this project was delivered on time and with little disruption to the working hospital. Northrop delivered this project alongside FDC Construction & Fitout, Team 2 Architects, Health Infrastructure and PwC.
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