A consistent theme on the Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital construction site for the past month has been putting foundations in place.
The concrete foundations for both the Main Hospital Building and the Facilities Management Centre are now complete, and the main car park for the public hospital (P1) is being prepared for the ground floor slab pour.
The Work Shop, the on-site training and employment centre for construction jobs on the public hospital project is now fully staffed and operational, building strong foundations with the local jobseeker by connecting them to contractors on the project.
Main Hospital Building reaches level two
Construction works on the Main Hospital Building and co-located Hub have progressed, and the building will become increasingly visible from Kawana Way as the works advance.
Works on the suspended slab of the ground floor of the Main Hospital Building are complete, with the stairs and pre-cast concrete walls and lift cores now installed beginning from the ground floor to level one.
Concrete is about to be poured on level two of the Main Hospital Building, with scaffolding installed around the perimeter of the building up to level two to allow for this.
The façade on the ground floor of the Main Hospital Building will begin in mid-July.
Columns and walls commence on P1
Construction of the second multi-storey, eight level carpark 'P1' has ramped up in recent weeks.
The columns and walls for the ground floor are about to commence, with in-ground hydraulics and electrical works almost complete.
Once the screens at the southern end of the carpark are fitted at the end of June, concrete pouring for the ground floor slab will commence.
The last tower crane for the construction site will be installed in mid-July, bringing the total number of cranes on the site to ten.
P1 will provide over 2,760 parking bays dedicated for staff, students and visitors and will open at the end of 2016 in line with the opening of the new public hospital.
Facilities Management Centre
The Facilities Management Centre for the public hospital, which is the building located closest to Kawana Way, is progressing well.
The suspended slab for level one of the three- level building has been completed, with level two commenced this month.
Next month will see works commence on the lift cores and stairs to level two, as well as the foundations for the two water tanks that will store and recycle water for the public hospital.
Site-wide infrastructure works
Over the past month sewer and stormwater works have been implemented along some of the perimeter and internal roads of the Kawana Health Campus, including Barny Moy Road, Hollows Lane, Frazer Lane and Eccles Boulevard.
High voltage electrical and communications cables are currently being installed along Barny Moy Road, Hollows Lane, Fenner Street and along Eccles Boulevard boundary and will be ongoing for the next few months.
The Work Shop
The team at The Work Shop, which is located near the Lend Lease Building administration office on-site at the Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital, has registered over 60 contractors. With Lend Lease very close to announcing some large tendering packages, this is exciting news for local jobseekers looking for construction work on the largest single construction project in Queensland.
The team will also be exhibiting at the Jobs and Skills Market on the 29 May at Tafe Queensland East Coast (Mooloolaba Campus) and will be happy to talk with you about some of the upcoming jobs on the site that include work for scaffolders, formworkers, carpenters, plasterers, electricians and hoist operators.
For more information visit www.myworkshop.net.au or visit the team on-site at The Work Shop, Gate 7, Barny Moy Road, Birtinya.
For general construction enquiries (non-employment related) or to register for the above construction updates, contact Lend Lease on:
Freecall: 1800 302 021
Mail: GPO Box 2479, Brisbane QLD 4001
About the project
The $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital project is a State Government initiative to address the growing health service needs of the Sunshine Coast community. The public hospital will open with about 450 beds in 2016, growing to a 738 bed facility by 2021.