COVID-19 Surge Centre
|Sector:||Health & Research|
|Location:||Australia - Canberra|
- Temporary Emergency Department
- Delivered on behalf of ACT Government and Aspen Medical
- Custom built facility
- 1,700 sqm (approx.) in size
- 50 bed capacity
- Tight construction time frame (approx. six weeks)
- Use of prefabricated and preassembled equipment
Working in partnership with builder Manteena and client Aspen Medical, Benmax delivered the mechanical services for the custom-built temporary emergency department constructed alongside The Canberra Hospital in Garran. The COVID-19 Surge Centre was constructed to support the ACT Government in their response to the pandemic situation and is a self-sufficient 1,700 sqm facility with capacity to provide up to six resuscitation bays, 32 acute non-admitted treatment bays and 12 short stay overnight beds. Designed to flex up and down as demand requires, the facility will operate as long at the public health threat remains.
With a tight construction time frame of only six weeks, the Benmax team was well placed to deliver the project with in-house capacity to deliver all stages of work from concept design to commissioning. The use of prefabricated materials for the job was significant as it allowed much of the equipment to be built off site in the early stages of the project while the facility structure was being constructed. This process allowed for a shorter installation time when the site could be accessed and ensured the quality of workmanship remained high despite the tight project time frame. Benmax successfully delivered the mechanical services portion of works in approximately four weeks.