Healthcare

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Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Adelaide SA

Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Adelaide SA (Artist's Impression)

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Services Provided: Mechanical / Electrical & Communications / Fire Protection / Fire Engineering / Hydraulics

Project Value: $1 Billion

The South Australian Government has committed to deliver a new Women’s and Children’s Hospital (nWCH).

The nWCH will now be built at the SA Police Barracks site, near the Royal Adelaide Hospital, providing space for both hospitals to expand in the future.

Key clinical benefits of the new hospital on the Barracks site include:

  • 25% bigger than the current WCH
  • Critical care services; Birthing, Theatres, 23-hour ward, PICU and NICU all on one floor
  • Dedicated Heliport with direct access to critical clinical areas
  • 56 more overnight beds than the current WCH
  • Future capacity to provide a further 20 beds
  • Future proofing for cardiac surgery
  • Dedicated sterilisation facilities
  • An integrated 4 bed Intensive Care Unit to enable women requiring high care to remain at the nWCH
  • Park Lands connectivity to assist families and enhance patient care
  • Eliminates the risk of interruption to RAH clinical services during construction
  • The nWCH and RAH will both have future capacity to expand.
  • Under WSP, BCA Engineers and Lucid, are the engineering designers of the new Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Collectively, we are providing all the major engineering disciplines as a Lead Design Services professional which includes: mechanical, electrical, ICT, hydraulic, structural, civil, acoustic and other SME engineering services.

This is the largest and most complex project that BCA Engineers has had the privilege to work on.

We commenced our professional services in March 2020 and expect to be involved with the project up to completion which is anticipated in 2032.

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The Queen Elizabeth Hospital – Stage 3 Redevelopment, Woodville South SA

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital – Stage 3 Redevelopment, Woodville South SA

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Services Provided: Mechanical / Medical Gases / Electrical & Communications / Fire Engineering & Fire Systems

Construction Cost: $251m

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is a teaching hospital centre, affiliated with the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.

BCA Engineers together with BESTEC are currently engaged as the building services engineering consultants for ‘The Queen Elizabeth Hospital – Stage 3 Redevelopment project. It primarily includes a new Clinical Services Building encompassing an Emergency Department, Operating Theatres, Medical Imaging, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and Site Infrastructure works supporting rehabilitation services and a new multi-deck carpark.

Due to the complex nature of the existing engineering services plant configuration and infrastructure, the BESTEC / BCA Engineers alliance team are working collaboratively to evaluate and provide recommendations on the following:

  • Establishment of a new Site Data Centre within the new Stage 3 Clinical Services Building to mitigate the site telecommunications services dependency of the Tower Block via re-configuration of core and edge IT switching equipment and re-routing of existing fibre optic backbone cabling
  • Establishment of a new Energy Centre within the new Stage 3 Clinical Services Building comprising:
    • HV 11KV ring main unit connected into existing TQEH HV 11KV site ring main
    • 2x 1000KVA 11KV/400V transformers to provide redundancy and mitigate single point failures to service the power requirements of the new Clinical Services Building
    • 2x HV Diesel Generation sets connected in the existing TQEH HV 11KV site ring main and synchronised with the SA Power Networks grid to allow seamless transition of essential services power supply and mitigate the site essential services dependency of the existing ageing diesel generation sets. The new HV generation sets can be also configured to manage the site power agreed maximum demand via peak load lopping operation.
    • Roof mounted grid connected solar photovoltaic system incorporating battery storage to assist in the management of the site power agreed maximum demand and offset the site carbon footprint
    • Establishment of a new APA Group Gas Meter at the Woodville Road Boundary to serve all new Thermal Plant within the Stage 3 Redevelopment works
    • Connection to the existing main domestic water treatment plant and extension to the new Stage 3 Clinical Services Building
    • Provision of a new 225 diameter sewer connection at the Woodville Road Boundary for disposal of sewer drainage from the Stage 3 Redevelopment works
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Women’s & Children’s Hospital – Sustainment Works, North Adelaide SA

Services Provided: Mechanical / Medical Gases / Electrical / Fire Protection / Hydraulics

Project Value: $50m

BCA Engineers were engaged as the lead Services Engineer for the sustainment works project at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH) located within North Adelaide, South Australia.

This $50m project saw several clinical space options investigated for development including Inpatient Child & Adolescent Mental Health Ward, Neonatal Services, Operating Theatres Upgrade, Paediatric Emergency Department and Delivery Suite.

Each of these clinical spaces are critical to the operation of the Hospital. Our team worked proactively to ensure the sustainment works could proceed with minimal disruption to the hospital.

Inpatient Child & Adolescent Mental Health Ward

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Inpatient Child & Adolescent Mental Health Ward

The Mallee Ward is a brand new $15m state-of-the-art inpatient facility designated primarily for children and adolescents in South Australia experiencing mental health issues. 
It houses a range of new spaces and features that will help clinicians to continue to provide the highest level of care to those experiencing mental distress.

Neonatal Services

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Neonatal Services

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Redevelopment supports SA’s most vulnerable patients and their families. WCH clinicians, staff and consumers worked closely with the design team to create a spacious, calming and supportive NICU.

The new space features single-patient rooms. It also includes a room that accommodates two isolettes for twins, and an additional negative pressure room. Each patient room is equipped with ceiling mounted pendants, allowing staff to change the position of the isolette and pendant as needed. The new NICU also includes a multi-purpose room and ensuite for families experiencing palliative care, allowing parents or carers to stay overnight with their baby.

Operating Theatres

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Operating Theatres

Staged redevelopment of six (6) existing operating theatres within Level 5 of the WCH Rogerson Building, together with new Sterile Stores adjacent existing CSSD. Redevelopment of two (2) operating theatres within Level 2 of the WCH Queen Victoria.

BCA Engineers provided mechanical, medical gases, electrical and fire safety engineering services for the above works, staged to maintain functionality of the maximum amount of the operating theatre department as possible at all times.

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ECH Aged Care Development, Smart Road, Modbury SA

ECH Aged Care Development, Smart Road, Modbury SA

Services Provided: Mechanical / Electrical / Fire Protection / Hydraulics / Vertical Transportation

Project Value: $30-40m

BCA Engineers were engaged as the building services engineers for the ECH Independent Living Development, located at Smart Road in Modbury South Australia. This facility delivered a modern living environment supporting accessibility and livability for ECH members.

The ECH Aged Care Development consists of approximately 77 Independent Living Units (1-bedroom apartments), including a lobby, consulting (allied health etc.), activity spaces, open spaces and an external garden (urban farm) with carparking, enabling 180 cars across residential and Hub needs.

The site also includes the integration of a child care centre which will provide access for intergenerational learning and interaction; a café run by an independent operator.

Key Challenges - The existing site topography allowed for the buildings to be at grade facing Smart Road while incorporating part basements in both of the buildings to accommodate undercroft parking. The building services strategies identified common positions for equipment and have utilized both undercroft and inground pathways to maximise the efficiency of service runs.

The street frontage of the building and driveway access presented many challenges in coordination of the site transformer, the 10m max distance between transformer and main switchboard, the required clearances between hydrant booster and electrical infrastructure, the gas and water meters, and the fire pump assembly. With careful planning all requirements were met without impacting the façade of the building or the street side landscaping.