The Bethanie on the Park Project consists of the construction of 48 x 1-2 bedroom apartments spread across 2 buildings. The project is located next door to an existing Bethanie site on Plantation Street in Menora.
The structure of the building consisted of large raft slabs with ritek walls and reinforced concrete columns, which supported the level 1 transfer slab. Levels 2 and 3 had reinforced concrete suspended slabs supported by core filled blockwork. The roof was constructed from structural steel and clad in colourbond.
Extensive finishes were applied to the external façade of the building. The East and Western faces of the building clad with VM zinc, which is complimented by large sections of Donnybrook Sandstone cladding. Other external finishes include glazed balustrading, granosite render, Innowood timber ceilings and aluminium louvers.
The internal finishes of the building included full height wall tiling, stone benchtops, spotted gum timber flooring, screenwood ceilings and timber veneered feature entry doors.
Features of the services installation of the buildings including:
Combined sprinkler and hydrant pump and tank system
Fire sprinklers to all apartments
Full Visual Intercom System and Access Control
4 lift cars with custom interiors
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PS Structures recently completed the construction of the new PlusLife Bone and Tissue bank Cleanroom facility in Midland. The new state of the art Cleanroom facility forms an extension to the existing Heritage listed Railway Institute Building, formerly used back in the day as a training facility for the Railway institute and more recently used as MRA’s regional offices.
Part of the contracted works included the removal of an existing external staircase to allow the joining of the new building to the old and minor upgrades to the electrical installation.
In addition to the contracted works, a substantial amount of work was added as a variation to the contract, which included some major works within and around the Heritage building.
Additional works included:
Removal and replacement of the entire existing HVAC system.
Removal and replacement of the existing carpark, including the protection and retaining of the existing railway tracks within the carpark.
Repainting of the internal Heritage building.
Removal of previously installed carpets and making good, sanding and sealing of the Heritage listed timber floors.
Re-pointing and making good of existing brickwork and mortar.
All works completed in close consultation with the Heritage architect.
The construction of the new 40 bed Trauma and Burns unit is located at Royal Perth Hospital and is made up by the following criteria; 25 new trauma beds, 10 new burns beds and 5 new “Combo” beds that can be used for either trauma or burns beds.
This new facility included the demolition of an existing outpatient and podiatry unit, which had occupied approximately 2500m2. The new burns facility has a number of features including isolation walls and ceilings between wards to prevent the transfer of airborne infection within wall cavities and ceiling spaces, negative pressure airlock access doors into the wards to prevent transfer of infection and positive air pressure in the wards with individual temperature and pressure controls.
The wards have also been designed with special radiant heaters to aid in skin re-generation and this enables the staff to create a controlled environment for individual patient recovery. The new air-conditioning system throughout the Burns Unit is fitted with “Hepa” filters which are special high performance supply air filters which control the level of airborne bacteria.
The work was completed in two stages with the Trauma Unit first followed shortly by the Burns Unit.
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