Royal Hobart Hospital

Redevelopment Project

Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment Project, TAS

The $689 million RHH Redevelopment project was jointly funded by the Australian and Tasmanian Government.

The $689 million RHH Redevelopment project was jointly funded by the Australian and Tasmanian Government. RHH Redevelopment is transforming Australiaā€™s second oldest hospital into a modern, inpatient facility for generations of Tasmanianā€™s to come. It will be the Stateā€™s largest ever health infrastructure project.Ā 

This was the first stage of a multi-staged Master plan for the RHH and Repatriation Centre sites. A building Master plan has been created for the Royal Hobart Hospital site, which sets out a long-term site upgrade process. This will eventually see the majority of buildings on site being demolished and re-built. The first stage involved the demolition of Building B, and the construction of the new Building, K-block.

K-block is 39,000mĀ², including 10 floors, plant rooms, helipad and its ante-room. The construction of K-block will exceed bed numbers required under the Inter-Governmental Agreement that requires an increased inpatient bed capacity of 250 beds.

Scope of Work:

The fire services scope of work includes the design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning and defects liability maintenance of all systems:

 

  • Automatic fire detection system including smoke and heat detectors
  • Multi-point Aspirating Smoke Detection Systems (MASDS)
  • Emergency Warning and Intercommunication System (EWIS)
  • Combined fire hydrant/sprinkler system
  • Portable fire extinguishers and fire blanketsĀ 
  • Wall wetting systems
  • Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems
  • Deck Integrated Fire Fighting System (DIFFS)
  • Fire water break tank
  • Fire water booster pumps

Managing contractor: John Holland Fairbrother Joint Venture (JHFJV)
Completion date: October 2019
Fire Services Project Value: $7.4M

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