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Overview

INTREC were engaged by Hansen & Yunken to relocate the existing Newborn Emergency Transport Service (NETS) facility from its existing location within Westmead Hospital to a new facility located at 45 Tower Road, Bankstown Airport. NETS describe themselves as a hospital with no walls, providing a referral service for hospitals facing neonatal or pediatric emergency’s. Being a state wide service of NSW Health; hosted by the Sydney Children Hospital Network they rely on the community for majority of the medical equipment used to treat newborns and children transported.

NETS wanted to maximize the opportunity for collaboration, efficiency and flexibility for the future.

Scope of work

This refurbishment project included refurbishment of the existing building services and installation of new services required to meet the specific need of the NETS team. The client required an upgrade to the buildings existing utility electrical feeder, new mechanical system comprising of external condensing units with individual controlled FCU’s throughout the building. New Medical gasses (oxygen and medical air) were placed in the retrieval equipment room, biomedical room and simulation room to increase service efficiency. As part of the relocation of the Westmead NETS facility Intrec were engaged to relocate the NETS staff, furniture, equipment and UPS.

This project further demonstrated the refitting of the existing building to house NETS staff; provisions of overnight staff accommodation facilities, training rooms, biomed workshop and a new simulator room. INTREC constructed a new opened aired carpark for NETS staff and visitors, furthermore building covered parking to facilitate the ambulance bay and equipment.

The existing building was located on the boundary of a 24-hour operational airport with the rear of the building being classified as airside. INTREC had to adhere to the Bankstown Airports strict guidelines when working within this environment which included, height restriction on cranes, dust management, sediment control and ensuring security to the airport was maintained at all times.

Delivery

The main feature of the project was adapting the building with all existing external elements; such as the façade, windows and the roof required to be upgraded to achieve an extremely high acoustic rating due to the close proximity to the airport runway and the nature of the works of NETS. INTREC Co-ordinated with NSW Health’s nominated contractor for the installation and commissioning of a detailed and extensive Audio Visual system and the ICT Relocation from the Westmead facility. This project demonstrates INTREC’s ability to deliver a valuable facility in a high security area. Working closely with engineering company WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff and Architects Martin & Ollmann the project progressed efficiently and professionally.

State: NSW
Type: Health
Area: 3,150m²
Contract: GC21
Client: Hansen & Yunken
Rep: Hansen & Yunken
Date: January 2017
Duration: 16 Weeks