Ashford Operating Theatres, SA

Duration: October 2007 to July 2008

Value: $7.5 million

Contract type: AS 4000 – 1997 Managing Contractor

Summary: Built Environs completed the $4.5 million Ashford Operating Theatres project for Adelaide Community Healthcare Alliance (ACHA) in Ashford, near Adelaide, South Australia.

Around 930 m2 of floor area was demolished and then refurbished into three operating theatres, a procedures room, recovery area, sterile and stock areas, a holding area, associated utility areas and staff facilities. Built Environs also managed the client’s specialised hospital service trades.

The whole project was undertaken within a fully operational hospital environment in an area bounded by 26 private consulting rooms, two angiography suites, the Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD) and a day and night sleep studies room.

Built Environs worked closely with the client to balance the construction programme demands with the operational needs of the hospital and its commercial arrangements with private consultants in the rooms directly above the worksite. The end result is a state-of-the-art operating suite delivered in record time to the highest possible quality.

The project was delivered on time for commissioning and operation of surgeries, which had been booked three months in advance.

Built Environs received a High Commendation at the 2009 SA Australian Institute of Building Awards for its work on this project.

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