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Fiona Stanley Hospital - Family Birthing Centre

Providing a home-like environment

  • $2M

    Project Value

  • Perth, Western Australia

    Perth, Western Australia

Providing three suites including water birthing pools, day beds, family lounge, and associated facilities

When the Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) in Murdoch, Western Australia, converted a section of the main hospital into a family birthing centre, our multi-disciplinary teams worked to integrate the existing structure and services with the new layout and equipment.

The birthing suites required an application of screed on the floors to allow correct falls for the heavy pools. We used digital modelling to ensure that the additional loads did not exceed the concrete slab capacity, and our structural team advised on drainage core placement to avoid post-tensioned cables.

Our hydraulics team liaised with the UK pool supplier to ensure the product was compliant within Australian guidelines, and they also integrated the system with the existing infrastructure. With the changing function of existing spaces, our mechanical team completed ductwork redirection and identification of exhaust discharge locations to meet Australian Standard [MM4] [BR5] codes.

In addition to addressing power supply demands, our electrical team introduced ceiling mounted graphic skylights, decorative wall lights, and implemented the safe control of colour-changing floor-level LED lights to enhance the ambiance.

All designs were closely coordinated with the architect to conceal functional infrastructure and reduce the clinical feel. Now completed, the new centre gives women with low-risk pregnancies the opportunity to enjoy a holistic experience with the advantage of direct access to full medical facilities.

 

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Ralf Boepple, Principal, Hydraulic Section Manager

I love the challenge on each project and working with the client and project team to deliver a first-class service.
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Alasdair MacKerron, Associate Director, Structural Section Manager

I enjoy the creative process of a new project; identifying risks is critical and I strive to bring imaginative solutions to the table.
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Imran Khan, Principal, Acoustics Section Manager

There’s always acoustic complexities to be resolved, and I relish the opportunity to create environments that meet my client’s needs.
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John Pezzin, Associate, Fire Project Engineer/Australian Discipline Leader, Fire Engineering

I enjoy examining every aspect of a building to identify the best strategy to safeguard life safety while meeting the client’s goals.
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Sam Davis, Principal, Executive Leadership Team, Mechanical Section Manager

I enjoy working with challenging constraints; where we identify a pathway through the issues and allow fully informed decisions to be made.
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Grant Sheppard, Principal, Senior Electrical Project Engineer

I enjoy engaging with the design team on complex projects, contributing to imaginative design, and introducing technical innovation.
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James O'Donnell, Associate, Fire Protection Project Engineer

I enjoy the challenge of identifying a balanced design that will optimise safety and meet regulations within the commercial constraints.
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Clinton Caccamo, Associate, Electrical Project Engineer

Seeing a design being built is special, but I prefer pulling ideas together from the client and team briefings to integrate into the design.
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Ralf Boepple

Principal, Hydraulic Section Manager

Alasdair MacKerron

Associate Director, Structural Section Manager

Imran Khan

Principal, Acoustics Section Manager

John Pezzin

Associate, Fire Project Engineer/Australian Discipline Leader, Fire Engineering

Sam Davis

Principal, Executive Leadership Team, Mechanical Section Manager

Grant Sheppard

Principal, Senior Electrical Project Engineer

James O'Donnell

Associate, Fire Protection Project Engineer

Clinton Caccamo

Associate, Electrical Project Engineer

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