A 2 stage construction of a brand new facility and major refurbishment works
Part of the Canberra Hospital campus, the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children is a new purpose-built facility that brings together specialist services that include Women’s Health, Maternity, Neonatology, Paediatric, and Women, Youth & Child Nutrition. While being a brand new building, it was constructed within the constraints of an adjacent live hospital site – a situation that brought challenges to the design and delivery program.
In particular, it was necessary to construct a 4m deep hole for early enabling works adjacent to three different working hospital buildings. TTW carefully designed a shoring system with temporary anchors to prevent impact on adjacent buildings with high level foundations.
The new 4 storey building uses a balanced cantilevered band system to minimise building columns and foundations. Surrounding existing buildings were strengthened with carbon fibre strips on slab soffits, and additional shotcrete in core walls.
With time pressures around final planning layouts, and the early appointment of the builder during the finalisation of detailed design, this much needed new facility was successfully completed and opened in 2013.
Client: ACT Health
Builder: Leighton Contractors
Services: Structural, Façade