Canberra Hospital, Ward 14

The redevelopment of Ward 14 at the Canberra Hospital is one of the most technically challenging projects SHAPE has undertaken since the extension and refurbishment of its Emergency Department.

ACT Health

Delivery Model:
GC21 Head Contract

Garran, ACT

12 months

Project Size:
1,600 m2

Winner – 2020 Master Builders Award for Best Commercial or Retail Fitout, Refurbishment or Alteration >$5m category

The project’s objective was to provide ACT Health with a new state-of-the-art Haematology Ward to accommodate 21 patients, largely comprised of single bedrooms and a purpose-built lead-lined Iodine treatment room. Due to the nature of this ward, the mechanical system is required to maintain a positively pressured facility at all times. This is primarily due to the lowered immune response of the patients being cared for within.

The project has been delivered under a GC21 Head Contract. SHAPE adopted the Principals Preliminary Sketch Plan Design then completed the design process and progressing to construction.

The project site is located within Building 3, an ageing asset within the Canberra Hospital Campus. The site itself is flaked by operation clinical facilities (including the current Haematology Ward), which were required to remain operational throughout construction.

Find out more about Canberra Hospitals new ward upgrades here.