Taylor is undertaking the construction and fitout of the new east wing at Delmar Private Hospital, including all associated refurbishment and renewal works in the existing facility. The project is being conducted on behalf of Macquarie Health Corporation to primarily cater for the growing population and health demands in and around Sydney’s northern beaches.
The existing building is a 3 storey, 42 bed surgical and rehabilitation hospital which currently has 5 full time operating theatres, a High Dependency Unit, 3 gymnasiums and a large hydrotherapy pool.
The new extension will extend over 4 levels including a basement carpark, new inpatient hydrotherapy pool and refurbished gym as well as 77 private beds that will overlook the surrounding peninsula. Other improvements include the addition of a café, patient lounge, expanded kitchen and a second stage recovery unit. Upon completion, these works are set to greatly enhance the rehabilitation and surgical services provided by the hospital.
Through the tender phase, Taylor was able to provide several alternative solutions to bring the project within the client’s budget:
- Deletion of pebbles to roof area and deletion of wet deck / balance tank to hydrotherapy pool;
- Change in sandstone specification, wall lining materials, exterior stone cladding and planter boxes to cement render;
- Alternative toilet suites; and
- Reduction in height of fire stair and height of roof parapet.
To ensure expenses remain within budget, Taylor will continue to provide cost savings wherever possible to balance any variation works which may arise.
In addition, it is paramount to the client that there be minimal disruption to the operations of the existing hospital during construction works. To address this, the Taylor team are ensuring a high level of communication between all parties is achieved on a regular basis throughout the project programme.
Macquarie Health Corporation
Dee Why, NSW