Aurecon played a leading role in the design of Queensland Health’s Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) which opened on the 28 September 2013.
Aurecon was part of the GCUH Engineering Joint Venture (EJV) with joint venture partners SKM and sub consultant S2F on what was Queensland Health’s largest single hospital infrastructure project.
The EJV delivered all consulting engineering, including structural, civil, electrical, mechanical, hydraulics, lifts, fire services, information and communications technology , environmentally sustainable design, traffic and survey services for the project.
Aurecon’s design delivers effective solutions that provide long term flexibility and future-proofing. The solutions complement patient models of care and capture innovations in technology and building sustainability, including:
• Campus infrastructure services
• Dedicated and integrated education and research facilities
• Environmentally sustainable design
• Extensive information and communications technology
• High efficiency central energy plant
• High-level trauma response including helicopter retrieval
• Interfaces to public transport including the Gold Coast Rapid Transport system
• Leading fire safety engineering approach.
The nearly 20 hectare GCUH site provided unique opportunities for the design team to develop campus infrastructure that supports the new facility and the broader health and knowledge precinct.
The GCUH offers the local community a wider range of public health services than ever before. Locals enjoy new health services including: specialist cancer, cardiac, neurosciences, trauma, and neonatal intensive care in a world-class facility that integrates patient care, teaching and research.
The new public health facility will deliver higher quality health care services and improved health outcomes for Australia’s growing population.