Background

A fit-for-purpose ambulance station was constructed in Noarlunga to service the growing southern suburbs. As the new regional headquaters for the south and the largest station in South Australia, the station provides an additional 24/7 emergency crew, housing up to 13 ambulances and five light fleet vehicles. The central location provides improved response times, with easy access to Beach Road, the Southern Expressway, Dyson and Main South Road. Up to 50 operational and administrative staff operate from the state of the art building, which includes training and study facilities, ergonomic work stations, a kitchen and crew room, 12 individual rest rooms, bike storage and car parking.

Construction Detail

– A raft slab on ground with precast walls to the ‘garage‘ and architectural precast panels to the Beach Road frontage

– Structural steel roof framing and various cladding elements

– Several complex services where required to the garage, including carbon monoxide sensors, linked to automatic louvres

Challenges

– Coordination with the installation of new traffic lights to services the facility

– Management of changes to suit the existing fleet of ambulances, as well as potential changes.

– Services interconnections back to the adjacent Noarlunga Hospital

Outcomes

– Handed over on time to the satisfaction of the client

– Additional scope became added throughout the works, including a considerable extension to the new carpark, along with associated additional fencing and landscaping work; all completed on time

– A collaborative team effort with the client and design team to ensure operational objectives were achieved

Team

Scott Kennett – Construction Manager

Ash Jolly – Estimator

Gavin Fillmore – Project Manager

Peter Veloudos – Contracts Administrator

Craig Williamson – Site Manager

Courtyard

Garage