The new RCH was, the largest hospital redevelopment to be undertaken by the State of Victoria and one of the largest hospital projects underway in Australia.
Valued in excess of 1 billion dollars, this project, being delivered as a private public partnership (PPP) presented some significant challenges for all concerned.
A project of this scale required a level of expertise, coordination and cooperation not traditionally seen from a door hardware supply perspective.
Access Hardware was engaged by Lend Lease to operate in the site office, to control the enormously complex door schedule, to ensure its accuracy, be compliant with building codes necessary for public buildings, manage the installation process and ensure all products were fitted accurately and defect free.
Our dedicated staff members working exclusively on this project for the three year stage 1 construction phase, ensured that great working relationships were built that were imperative to delivering a fantastic world class new hospital for the kids of Victoria and the exceptionally skilled staff that run the hospital day to day.
Opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in November 2011, the hospital is in full operation providing the highest level of health care for needy children.
While certainly challenging, it is by far one of our most satisfying projects we have been involved in.
This project has been for Access Hardware a show case of how our highly experienced people can have significant and positive impact on the bottom line for the head contractor on these large infrastructure projects.
Access Hardware’s highly skilled people have demonstrated on numerous occasions over the project their worth by identifying issues before they become costly rectification work on site. The level of engagement with the head contractor has become the model for future project of this scale.