August 2015 – September 2017
- extensive planning and enabling works required to maintain existing facility operations
- constrained worksite adjacent to patient rooms, operating theatres and neighbours
- incorporates clinical and mental health design guidelines
RCP was engaged to provide project management and specialist programming services for the design and delivery of the new inpatient unit at Healthscope’s Brisbane Private Hospital. This brownfield extension provides a new 4,700sqm, 5 storey building, creating new clinical spaces, as well as a new contemporary face for the hospital at the main entrance on Wickham Street.
The inpatient unit development is the first new major development on the site, following a number of RCP managed internal refurbishments of the existing hospital, which have transformed the entire campus in preparation for this project over the past few years.
The ground floor of the new building provides a welcoming covered entry to the hospital, new retail space to activate the street frontage and an out-patient facility. The next two levels are dedicated to mental health wards and inpatient support areas. The fourth level provides a surgical medical ward connected to the existing building via a link bridge. Consultant suites are located at roof level.
Despite its location at the front of the existing hospital site, this major construction project was delivered without causing any disruption or closures to the existing facilities and all clinical services in the existing building remained fully operational due to a detailed staging strategy formulated by RCP.