Cambridge Medical Centre, WA

Duration: November 2006 to June 2008

Value: $9 million

Contract type: AS 2124 Lump Sum Hard Dollar

Summary: Built Environs (formerly Perth Building Company in Western Australia) constructed a two-storey multi-tenancy private medical specialist centre in the Perth suburb of West Leederville.

The $5.8 million base contract required construction of a two-storey 3,000 m2 gross floor area (GFA) building, along with basement car parking for 90 cars.

Designed to house specialist medical practices, the building’s 2,750 m2 in net lettable area (NLA) was divided into 12 strata-titled units, varying in size from 140 m2 to 850 m2.

The original contract scope was soon expanded to include the specialist medical fit-out for some of the tenancies, the most significant of which was the $2.75 million fitting out of the 850 m2 day surgery, featuring two hospital-standard operating theatres and associated recovery facilities. A highlight of the project, the day surgery required close liaison with the design team, the surgery management team and the WA Department of Health, and was completed to a tight time schedule and to very exacting standards.

By participating in the design process, Built Environs was able to identify substantial cost savings for the client, particularly with regards to the design, planning and erection of the base structure’s site-cast tilt-up concrete panel walls.

Detailed planning was also required to allow for the provision of specialist medical services to the tenancy fit-outs being performed by other parties post-build.

The successful completion of this project demonstrates an in-depth understanding of the complexities and subtleties of health facility construction and fit-out, and adds to the Built Environs health portfolio in both South Australia and Western Australia.

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