Armadale Kelmscott Memorial Hospital

Total rebuild of emergency department

With a growing local population and limited GP services, the emergency department at Armadale-Kelmscott Memorial Hospital was experiencing significant pressure. The hospital needed to increase its emergency patient capacity by 30 percent. This involved a major construction and refurbishment of the department, doubling the number of emergency bays and building additional facilities for the treatment of children, short-stay patients and fast-tracked emergency cases. Works could not compromise critical hospital functions.

Precision work, minimal disruption

The extensive works had to be completed with minimal disruption to the hospital’s 24-hour cycle. This often meant timing operations, such as jack hammering, by stopwatch. Constant communication and updates were a key factor. SHAPE deployed effective separation systems to shield sensitive areas from impacts such as noise, dust and vibration. The installation of facilities was a critical phase. Tolerances were very tight and correct, first-time installation and careful testing was vital. Our successful delivery of this project led to a more extensive refurbishment at Fremantle Hospital, W.A.


“SHAPE were professional and helpful, efficient, knowledgeable with excellent communication skills and very easy to work with in all aspects of the project.”

Client: Department of Housing and Works, WA

Floor Area: 1,100m² plus extension

Delivery Model: Lump sum

Location: Armadale

State: WA

Project type: Fitout, Refurbishment, $5 Million+

Completion date: July 2005

Duration: 18 months

Sector: Healthcare

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