• Location

    Corner Angus and Pulteney Street Adelaide

  • Completed

    May 2019

  • Architect

    Silver Thomas Hanley

  • Area


  • Type


  • Delivery Type

    Construction Management

  • Duration

    5 months

  • Project Manager

    Jim Allen & Associates

  • Value

    $5M - $10M

An investment in Adelaide’s healthcare infrastructure

Our SA construction team, in close collaboration with client Calvary Care, architect Silver Thomas Hanley, project manager Jim Allen & Associates, and base builder John Holland, has completed the fitout at Calvary Adelaide Hospital.

As part of a $345M investment in Adelaide's healthcare infrastructure, Calvary Care engaged our team to work alongside the base builder to complete the extensive fitout works for the hospital's 21 new consultancy suites spread across four levels.

Calvary Adelaide Hospital is now 50% larger than the previous Wakefield Hospital, replacing three Calvary branded hospitals within the Adelaide area.

Communication and collaboration

The project was completed in a live base building environment with multiple parties on-site at any given time. Open communication and a collaborative approach with the numerous contractors on-site and other builders ensured a streamlined project with no disruptions to our construction programme.

This also included working within the base builder’s strict scheduling regime for coordinating deliveries to site and vertical lift transportation to work zones on varying floors. This highly coordinated approach ensured our team avoided site congestion and adversely impacting their own site productivity.

Our team also worked closely with the wider project consultancy team; “the collaborative approach has led to several solid relationships for our team here in SA," comments Schiavello Senior Project Manager Tony Leonello.

He continues, "everyone involved took a very holistic and highly collaborative approach to the project - each playing to their strengths and expertise. On multiple occasions, our team offered buildability solutions for the architects to review.”

This ensured issues were resolved before they became a cause for concern and that our build schedule stayed on track.

- Senior Project Manager Tony Leonello

Partially through the original project, Calvary Care requested our team deliver additional works to the fitout of their Pre-admissions suite on level two. Tony comments on the experience; "I'm very proud to have worked with an adaptable team who could not only deliver the additional works without hassle but who also demonstrated the skills needed to deliver it within the original five-month time frame."

A fitout for a functional purpose

The cornerstone of healthcare construction is durability and future-proofing. Today's healthcare spaces are designed and constructed with safety, functionality, and flexibility in mind to keep the facilities at the forefront of healthcare.

Every element of this fitout from the design to the material selection to the installation methods we've used are justified by a functional purpose.

- SA Director and State Manager Luke Steele

All consultancy rooms feature the highest-quality joinery and finishes to ensure the fitout will stand the rigours of a specialised facility. Our team also undertook all testing, verification, and certification of specialist elements, including the medical gas pipelines and body protected electrical services to ensure the highest standards of performance.

“We understand that in the healthcare sector, every aspect of the build needs to support the patient's treatment, the hospital's ability to provide care, and the positive experience of staff, patients, and visitors," says SA Director and State Manager Luke Steele.

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