Design & Construction of refurbishment works
This project entailed the refurbishment of a number of areas of the Spinal Injuries Unit at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Woolloongabba. The project was 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 included the demolition and refurbishment of 8 bathrooms and a pan room. This included 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 included medical gas works, replacement of ceiling tiles and patching/ painting works.
Works to the dining area included some new furnishings and joinery, painting and patching and some minor electrical works. The works to the outdoor areas included a new BBQ, some minor electrical works and new outdoor furniture.
Finally, the creation of a wheelchair skills area was completed. This area included paths of various gradients and bumps for patients to learn to use and navigate with their wheelchair.
The major challenge was working within a busy live hospital environment. The project was being delivered in stages so constant and clear communication with the staff and stakeholders was paramount to ensure minimal impact to the hospital workings.
An effective hoarding system was maintained at all times to maintain a clean sanitary environment.
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.