Completion year 2012
The Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre Central Energy Plant (CEP) project was the major enabling project for the redevelopment of the QEII Medical Centre (QEIIMC) site in Nedlands and was delivered as a two-stage managed contract by Brookfield Multiplex during 2011 and 2012.
WGE were responsible for the design and construction phase services for all the building services disciplines on this challenging project.
The team’s use of 3D Revit provided a significant tool for the visualization of the installation, co-ordination of the services and the ongoing operation and maintenance of the building through interfacing to the site’s facility management system.
The QEIIMC precinct accommodates a number of current buildings, including the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, and has future healthcare facilities planned for the site. These future plans include the relocation of a $1bn New Children’s Hospital (NCH) as well as the future relocation of the city’s Women’s Hospital. This meant that the CEP had to significantly expand to service these new facilities in addition to the existing site. The decision was made by the client that this provided the opportune time to relocate the current CEP to the rear of the site, forcing the incorporation of an extended service tunnel to connect existing infrastructure.
This intricate project was completed on time under a tight programme of work, staged to coordinate with the construction of the NCH. The existing services and CEP were operational during the construction of the new facilities necessitating meticulously planned construction, commissioning, integration and change-over phases.
To an outsider viewing the high quality of the finished product with exceptional attention to detail, it would be hard to believe the rapid speed of the design and construction of this project.
WGE have been heavily involved in the technology side of the project. Click here to read more about the innovative technology engineering the team provided.