North Shore Hospital Building 5 was constructed in the 1960’s for the purpose of being occupied as staff accommodation. The structure of the building consists of an inadequately filled concrete masonry reinforced exterior cladding with a hollow clay block used as formwork for the 70mm concrete floors. The 2nd story resides of a mix of internal concrete brace walls and structural timber holding the light weight roof. The new purpose of the building is to create a hospital outpatients ward on level zero and offices and teaching facilities on level one and two.
If you were to list the potential issues that might hinder the timely and successful completion of a project, you’d probably pick this one to provide a living example of how to overcome them. Not only a working hospital environment, but the added tension of renovating birthing suites – the team had it all on this project.
North Shore Hospital - Day/Family Room Refurbishments
Working in the heart of a live hospital environment always poses a number of challenges. This project involved the refurbishment and modernisation of six family lounge rooms across different levels at the North Shore Hospital and had a short timeframe for delivery, resulting in the Brosnan team having to be highly creative with some of their working solutions.