This project involved the fitout of a basement area, to create a new department within the existing St Vincent’s Public Hospital. This department formed a PET Scanner Room, Control Room, Radiology Hot Lab, office areas, cancer treatment rooms and a disabled bathroom.
Works included: demolition, mass pouring of concrete, major floor prep, structural steel, timber frame walls, lead lining wall/doors and windows (Shielding), fire ceilings, vinyl floors/walls, joinery, painting, signage and all new services including mechanical, electrical, medical gas, nurse call, plumbing, security and data installation.
Working very close to the MRI department and having the executive team sitting directly above the site posed immediate threats to project delivery. Access to materials was difficult to navigate, rendering material drop-off a risk too. Floor prep (existing dummy screed) and the installation of the shielding which had to be inspected prior to wall close were identified early as risk and were appropriately mitigated.
Project success was reliant on keeping the MRI department open during the works and letting patients walk into and around our site entrance. It also depended on successfully getting our lead lining signed off, and feeding materials through windows through the basement which avoided bringing materials within the hospital and undertaking noisy works completely out of hours.