Woolacotts Consulting Engineers has been appointed capital consultant by NSW Health Infrastructure on a $351 million portfolio.
Since May 2013, the Woolacotts team has been responsible for the review of structural and civil engineering for several NSW hospital projects, procured using a finalise design and construct contract.
Our role is to ensure that the selected project contractors complete the designs in accordance with NSW health infrastructure engineering standards, then review and report on any design or performance errors, ambiguities or inconsistencies during the detailed design phase. Woolacotts is also responsible for reviewing contractor proposed design changes for technical conformance, safety and value for money.
“This utilises our expertise in the health infrastructure sector. It enables us to provide timely and critical feedback of the structural and civil disciplines”, said principal engineer Brian Parker.
Six large hospital projects
In mid 2013, Woolacotts was appointed capital consultant for four large hospital projects.
These projects include redevelopments to the Campbelltown Macarthur Base Hospital with a total budget of $139 million, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital with a budget of $120 for stage one, Prince of Wales Hospital with a budget of $79.8 million, and the Port Macquarie Base Hospital with a budget of $110 million.
In early 2014, Woolacotts was awarded the capital consultant role for another two large hospital projects, including the redevelopment of the Lismore Base Hospital and the Kempsey District Hospital.
Woolacotts engineers are currently reviewing documentation for stage one of the Lismore Base Hospital project which has an estimated $47 million budget. The redevelopment as a whole is expected to have a budget of $290 million. Our engineers are also in the initial stages of reviewing the Kempsey District Hospital redevelopment, which has a total budget of $80 million.
This program of work is expected to conclude in late 2015, after 34 months of working closely with NSW Health Infrastructure.
Through the role of capital consultant, Woolacotts will further develop credentials that will greatly benefit the company in future health projects on a national scale.