361 Military Road, Mosman, NSW

Faced with excessive stormwater issues causing internal leaks throughout several apartments, Executive Strata needed the support of a trusted partner to conduct a thorough assessment of the site. Signs of significant water ingress with the building’s passenger lift shaft was of additional concern.
Previous assessments by other parties had indicated a new roof and downpipes would need to be installed on top of existing structure as the existing drainage system was not visible from the building’s exterior.

The Challenge: finding the best solution

Executive Strata engaged CORE to investigate the building’s stormwater and water leakage issues and advise on remedial action.
Going beyond the brief, CORE conducted a thorough whole-of-site inspection to assess and identify other potential areas of concern and impact over and above the affected areas.

CORE’s due diligence proves critical

In addition to the lift shaft, the CORE team uncovered previously undetected water ingress within the building’s car lift and oil room where electrical and hydraulic cabling was at immediate risk of short-circuiting, deterioration and posing a danger to residents.
CORE then sought to obtain the plans of the existing drainage system installed by stormwater/hydraulic consultants. This due diligence was of paramount importance as it revealed that Executive Strata could repair, rather than replace, the existing system saving them a significant amount of time and money.

The Outcome: CORE’s holistic approach mitigates risk and delivers savings

CORE’s rigorous approach to this project located the root cause of each issue and enabled the team to deliver a comprehensive assessment report, providing Executive Strata with a complete view of the issues at hand.
Importantly, a long-term solution could now be undertaken, providing the assurance of reduced risk on future issues while saving money, time and impact on residents’ safety.

Griffith Base Hospital Redevelopment, NSW

CORE was engaged by Project Coordination to support the delivery of NSW Health Infrastructure’s $10+ million upgrade to Griffith Hospital, NSW.

The project involved the construction of a new Ambulatory Care Hub as well as extensions to the hospital’s Critical Care and Inpatient Units to increase patient capacity, enhance service functionality and welcome the addition of new support areas.
The plan also required improvements to existing car park facilities along with other external works.

Timeline

6 months – design
12 months – construction

Our Approach: achieving a detailed understanding of the client’s needs

When working within the Health sector, dedicating the necessary time to listen and develop a strong understanding of a client’s needs is more critical than ever.

From the initial consultation stage, the CORE team ensured that the right amount of time was spent upfront in order to deliver a better long-term result.

As always, strong, open lines of communication played a key role in determining project success and saw CORE working alongside on-site teams as well as the hospital board to ensure proposed solutions aligned with the hospital’s operational requirements.

The Outcome: delivering optimal design, reducing time and costs

The redevelopment of Griffith Base Hospital was a multi-layered, complex project with a clear objective to significantly enhance the hospital precinct, its processes and operations.

CORE’s detailed and thorough approach to the project’s design phase was invaluable.

Our 3D modelling capabilities enabled key stakeholders to seamlessly visualise the proposed solutions and facilitated critical conversations during the early stages of the project – saving significant amounts of time and money during the construction phase.

The 12-month construction stage was delivered to scope, on time and to budget with the hospital remaining fully operational throughout the period.

Cooma Hospital Redevelopment, NSW

NSW Health Infrastructure were redeveloping the Cooma Hospital to deliver enhanced services, facilities and care to Cooma and surrounding communities.

With an investment of over $24 million, the project involved a staged extension and refurbishment of two adjacent blocks at the hospital campus. The upgrades saw the development of a new Maternity Ward as well as an expanded and improved Emergency Department and relocation of Ambulatory Care, Pathology and Medical Imaging.

The CORE advantage: collaborative and integrated solutions

Having strong experience in the Aged Care/Health sector, and in delivering solutions for complex, live environments, CORE was engaged to deliver a multi-disciplinary project solution that included the following services:

  • Structural
  • Civil
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Fire
  • Hydraulics

Working closely with Project Coordination over a 2-year design and construction period, CORE delivered flexible, cost-effective engineering for Cooma Hospital that required seamless communication and integration across all stakeholders and services – ensuring the best possible solutions and outcomes were achieved along the way.

Critically, the rollout of our strategies and services enabled Cooma Hospital to remain fully operational throughout the project period.

9 Hunter St, Sydney, NSW

Located in the heart of the Sydney CBD, 9 Hunter St is a 17 level office tower with a multi-tenant profile situated above one of the city’s busiest food courts.

CORE was engaged in 2019 as part of plans to undertake a major refurbishment of the lobby area that would include upgrades and alterations to the commercial entry to the existing building, inclusion of a new accessible ramp, fire safety upgrades, shopfront and awning along with bespoke finishes to the foyer and lift lobby interiors such as the undulating ceiling, double-height glass façade and portal lighting.

The objective of the works was to enhance the environment and areas available for lease with cutting edge design, transforming the ground level of one of Sydney’s best situated office towers.

Timeline

6 months – design
12 months – construction

CORE – a partner of choice

As a multi-disciplinary consultancy, continuously adding value throughout the building’s lifecycle, CORE were well equipped to deliver an end-to-end project solution.

Over an 18-month period, our team in conjunction with our project partners delivered all major structural and building services works achieving significant aesthetic, functional, accessibility and safety improvements for tenants and staff alike.

Setting the building apart, one of the most impressive design features is the change from a single-height to a double-height façade which required the complete relocation of major services. Complemented by architecturally designed, undulating dowel with dowel and entry portal lighting designed by CORE, the lobby is the perfect example of design and functionality aligned.

Shoalhaven Hospital Multi-Deck Carpark, NSW

In a major milestone for communities of Shoalhaven and surrounds, Health Infrastructure recognised the need for additional car parking spaces to accommodate the growing use of Shoalhaven Hospital -improving connectivity and allowing easier and more convenient access for patients and visitors.

Timeline

12 months – design
12 months – construction

The Challenge: finding the best solution

Project Coordination engaged CORE for the demolition and development of the new multi-deck car park and security room.
The design stage was critical to ensuring the new car park capacity was optimised and would visually integrate and align with the hospital’s masterplan. Complex, existing issues on site needed to be overcome which saw CORE working closely with builders and clients to alleviate concerns safely and with timely and cost efficient solutions.

CORE’s key areas of focus were: capacity requirements, coordination with the existing helipad and impacts on helicopter approach to hospital, aesthetics, water diversion/flow path management, lighting and hydraulics.

The project was constructed within the challenging environment of an operating hospital and adjacent to a cancer care unit. Close collaboration and communication with stakeholders was required to ensure minimal interruption to clinical services and hospital access; as well as a focus on infection control due to the close proximity of immunocompromised patients.

The Outcome: car park capacity increased by over 50%

Construction on the NSW Government’s $11.8 million multi-storey car park was completed in June 2020.

The new five split-level car park provides patients and visitors with more than 300 new spaces, increasing the hospital’s overall parking capacity to over 550 spaces and features a stunning facade inspired by the colours and landscape art of Shoalhaven luminary Arthur Boyd.

Notably, the project was awarded Winner of the NSW MBA Building in Excellence Awards in the ‘Best Public Building $10-15M’ category.