The University of Sydney have invested in their Westmead Campus to develop the Westmead Hospital with a new 90,000m2 Central Acute Services Building (CASB), which is set to provide emergency, acute admissions, operating theatres and interventional suites, cardiac comprehensive care centre (CCC), surgical inpatient units (IPUs), acute medical imaging, pharmacy, sterilising services and support.
The project includes proposed development for a range of services and departments, including:
- 1.5 floors of the CASB for teaching and learning spaces for the Precinct and staff and student workplaces. This also future-proofs 1.5 floors of the CASB as this space can be converted into clinical space in future;
- Innovation Centre(IC) – opportunity to develop flexible exhibition, conference, teaching and project workspaces (~8,000m2 across six floors).
LCI have been responsible for the alternative valued engineered design to improve the operational functions of the new facility, reduce maintenance cost, reduce capital cost, improve energy efficiency and reduce construction programme Business Continuity to redevelop and maintain existing hospital operational. LCI’s works involved:
- New Central Energy Plant
- Alternative cost effective MEP systems with improved maintenance access
- Existing infrastructure – age, capacity, expansion
- Development staging
- Risk assessment review
- Benchmark analysis of systems and costs
- Integration with other Westmead Site facilities’
LCI provided cost effective alternative MEP design working with CPB Contractors for this large and prestigious Health Facility.