• 28 May 2013

Green Health Winner

The Royal Children’s Hospital has been awarded the title of Australia’s best public building for 2013. This follows on from also receiving the prize for the Victorian development of the year at the Property Council of Australia’s Innovation and Excellence Awards.

The hospital, a public-private partnership (PPP), has won the John Holland Award for Best Public Building at the 2013 Property Council of Australia Innovation and Excellence Awards.

Waterman Melbourne was appointed by the Victorian Department of Health as the technical adviser for the state government and to prepare the technical brief and oversee the PPP consortium design on the new Royal Children’s Hospital. The $1 billion project is also the first hospital in Australia to achieve a five star sustainability rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.

Waterman played a pivotal role in developing the building services concepts to achieve a successful 5 star rating. Our work involved the preparation of the technical brief, technical assessment of the Bidders submission, review and oversee of the successful bidders design , on site construction assistance and review of the final commissioning and handover.

Phil Barnes who was Waterman’s Project Director commented; “We are extremely pleased that this development has gone on to win the development of the year award. It has been a fantastic project for Waterman to have been involved with. We hope that the vision and aspirations of the  briefing document has assisted in achieving  a exceptional outcome for the state in relation to modern, functional and sustainable health buildings in Australia and we hope to capitalise on this experience on future major health projects in the future.”

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