Project Specifications


Client
Metro South Health

Value
$1.7 million

Location
Woolloongabba, Queensland

Completion
November 2020

Design & Construction of refurbishment works

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This project entails the refurbishment of a number of areas of the Spinal Injuries Unit at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Woolloongabba. The project is broken up into 3 main stages, being the refurbishment of the bathrooms and bed wards, a new outdoor and dining area and a new wheelchair training area.

Works to the bathrooms include the demolition and refurbishment of 8 bathrooms and a pan room. This includes the installation of new floor vinyl, new ‘white rock’ wall vinyl as well as new sanitary fixtures and fittings. Works to the 10 bed wards include medical gas works, replacement of ceiling tiles and patching / painting works.

Works to the dining area will include some new furnishings and joinery, painting and patching and some minor electrical works. The works to the outdoor areas will include a new BBQ, some minor electrical works and new outdoor furniture.

Finally, the creation of a wheelchair skills area will be completed. This area will include paths of various gradients and bumps for patients to learn to use and navigate with their wheelchair.

OVERCOMING CHALLENGES

The major challenge will be working within a busy live hospital environment. The project is being delivered in stages so constant and clear communication with the staff and stakeholders will be paramount to ensure minimal impact to the hospital workings.

An effective hoarding system to be maintained at all times to maintain a clean sanitary environment.

Project Contact

Simon Hinneberg
General Manager QLD

Simon has broad experience delivering a wide range of commercial and industrial projects. Prior to establishing the Total Construction Queensland office in 2010, he held senior management positions throughout Australia and overseas within international construction and development organisations delivering numerous high-profile projects. He has a thorough understanding of the commercial and technical aspects of construction methodology and possesses exceptional communication skills.

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