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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 09:51

Built Environs wins Master Builders Award

McConnell Dowell's building arm, Built Environs received industry recognition at the Master Builders Building Excellence 2017 Awards. The building and construction industry's 'night of nights' was held on Friday night at the Adelaide Convention Centre to recognise and award South Australia's best building projects and professionals of the past 12 months. The Modbury Hospital Redevelopment Project won the Excellence in a Commercial Fit-out up to $5m.

The Modbury Hospital Redevelopment Project, was part of the State Government of South Australia’s Transforming Health initiative, it has delivered improved hospital infrastructure and consolidated health services for residents in Adelaide’s northeastern suburbs.

The Built Environs project team delivered this fast-tracked, multi-staged project within a live hospital environment.

The prestigious award recognised the achievement on the fit out of level 3 ward refurbishment which includes:

  • Approximately 2000m2 fitout;
  • The repurposing and upgrading of existing ward accommodation commencing with stage 2 for Level 3 East, followed by Stage 3 – Level 3 West to expand the hospital’s existing rehabilitation services from 20 to 52 beds;
  • Incorporating a new Day Treatment Gymnasium, which allows for larger group training / treatment and the ability of instructors to set-up multiple exercises in one location to challenge people at various levels of recovery; and
  • The construction of new kitchen and laundry areas for patients to increase their confidence with general lifestyle tasks.

The awards are judged by building industry experts according to very strict criteria, with a special emphasis on the quality of the processes that have been followed as well as the quality of the finished product

The Modbury Hospital’s Specialist Ambulatory and Rehabilitation Centre (SpARC) received a Commendation for in the Excellence in the Commercial / Industrial Building $10m to $20m.

The Specialist Ambulatory and Rehabilitation Centre is a purpose-built rehabilitation centre that includes a gym, hydrotherapy pool, and therapy spaces. The building spanning over a 3000-m2  area has a covered link way that connects the existing main hospital building to the new rehabilitation building.

Ensuring the Modbury Hospital and its associated health services remained operational throughout the project’s duration was a key driver to our customer, SA Health.

Following completion of the project Mario Viskic, Manager of the Redevelopment Unit for SA Health said “ Built Environs had a very clear understanding of the health environment and the team were a pleasure to collaborate and work with.  Their communication was very concise and effective”.

In reflecting on the project Built Environs Managing Director Daryl Young said “It is truly pleasing to see the Built Environs Team led by Tony Jachmann exhibiting such maturity when delivering this project.”

The willingness of the entire project team to listen, negotiate, discuss, innovate, compromise and approach all issues with a spirit of understanding and cooperation and a best-for-project mindset was crucial to the success of the project.


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