Victorian COVID-19 Hospital Completed in 12 Weeks

July 17, 2020

Completed as part of the Victorian Government’s $1.9 billion health funding boost, conversion of St Vincent’s on the Park (formerly Peter MacCallum Hospital building) in St Andrews Place Melbourne, into a specialist COVID-19 treatment facility has significantly increased Victoria’s ability to deal with pandemic patients.

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The comprehensive conversion was completed in a 12-week period providing 84 operational beds for treating patients infected with COVID-19.

A.G. Coombs were engaged by head contractor Kane Constructions to provide the mechanical and HVAC works. Collaborating closely with consultants AECOM, a cost and operationally effective solution was designed, and the works were delivered with teams working in 24/7 shifts over the 12-week period.

The project included significant upgrades to central plant systems including the heating hot water system, air handling plant and also replacement of a wide range of equipment that had reached end-of-life. Works were also carried out to support safe access for patients, staff and visitors and ensure the building is compliant with current safety standards.

Significant off-site prefabrication of system components was carried out to reduce lead-times and site congestion.

The project took place whilst the Eye and Ear hospital areas of the site remained fully operational. St. Vincent’s hospital will operate the facility as part of the Fitzroy campus.

A.G. Coombs Project Manager, Dale Cadee is extremely proud of A.G. Coombs involvement in this important project.

“This super-fast-tracked project has been an amazing team effort with AECOM and Kane Constructions. A.G. Coombs has drawn on its experience in planning and managing complex projects and brought expert resources from throughout our Group for a great result, right on program”, says Dale.

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