The Jindabyne Health One Facility is the construction of a new ‘one-stop health shop’ for multi-disciplinary integrated health care services for Jindabyne, co-located and connected to the existing ‘GP Superclinic’ via a link bridge to allow both buildings to operate either jointly or independent depending on hours of operation and needs of service.
Building construction consists of a suspended concrete slab constructed over an undercover parking area, supported on RC pad footings and RC columns. Structural steel framing with light steel perimeter walls. Cladding is ‘Kingspan KS100’ 50mm thermal panels on furring channels designed to insulate from the extremes and coloured to marry in with the existing GP Superclinic. All windows are double glazed with thermally bonded ‘AWS’ frames, Colorbond ‘Klip-Lok 700’ metal roofing, internal light steel frame wall system generally plasterboard lined with acoustic insulation for privacy between all consult rooms. Disabled lift access from lower ground parking with ‘Link Way’ pedestrian bridge spanning over the existing Ambulance bay. Feature stone wall by local stone masons.
Construction challenges included construction in a NSW area with within the Snowy Monaro region, with weather extremes commencing in middle Winter 2016. The project committed to using local trades – 80% was achieved.
The adjacent GP Superclinic had to remain fully operational with minimal impact including altered access to the clinic’s carpark including traffic diversion, close coordination with the local Ambulance driver to ensure emergency access to the clinic at all times, even when constructing the overhead ‘link bridge’ over the existing Ambulance bay, small town interest in the much anticipated clinic they were kept informed via the client’s local representative.