The $1.125 billion dollar renovation and consolidation of 53 outdated buildings at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney is currently underway with Rondo working alongside Brighton Australia and Thiess for the design of the external facade including framing, cladding and windows.
With constant support being provided to the project since 2008, the Rondo Technical Services team has spent many hours developing several conceptual designs that allow for special load requirements, such as live loads and wind loads that may potentially affect the facade of the building. This allowed challenges to be overcome before work started onsite.
In total, over 160,000l/m of Rondo wall and ceiling products have been supplied to the Royal North Shore Hospital project, which includes Rondo Top Hats, and the newly released MAXItrack® product from the Rondo MAXIframe® External Wall Framing System. MAXItrack® is a slotted deflection head track that offers increased capacity at the head connection, which therefore removes the necessity of installing an additional nogging directly below the head track – providing Brighton Australia and Thiess with both labour and material cost savings.
Scheduled for completion in 2014, Royal North Shore Hospital will provide patients and visitors with inpatient beds for medical and surgical services, additional chemotherapy and renal dialysis chairs, outpatient areas, a new comprehensive cancer care centre and 29 procedure and operating rooms. Once complete, the redevelopment will ensure that the hospitals long tradition of high-quality care continues, with the new contemporary facilities delivering the finest practices in healthcare.