Westmead Redevelopment Project
– JHA Celebrates as Construction Begins

There’s nothing more gratifying than seeing thousands of hours of behind-the-scenes effort begin to manifest on a construction site.

For JHA’s electrical engineers, ICT specialists and AV designers, nowhere is this more keenly felt than on the Westmead Redevelopment Project, where the ground is newly broken and work is underway.

Image: Westmead Hospital Redevelopment Render with kind permission of HDR Architects

CLIENT | Multiplex
SERVICES | Electrical Engineering, Information & Communications Technology, Audio Visual Engineering
LOCATION | Westmead, NSW

The project, one of the highest valued building construction projects currently in NSW, comprises of a new, Central Acute Services Building (CASB), an Innovation Centre and an expansive new Civic Plaza and underground carpark. Engaged to Multiplex and working for Health Infrastructure under an ECI procurement model, JHA provided engineering design for:

  • Electrical Building Services
  • High voltage reticulation and chamber substations
  • Information & Communication Technologies
  • Audio Visual

Situated at the heart of the precinct, between the existing Adult and Children’s hospitals, the CASB will unite existing hospital functions, expand capacity and provide completely new departments.

As the hub of the hospital and new main entry point, CASB is designed with both capability and comfort in mind. The architecture and lighting design will welcome patients and visitors into calm and easily-navigable space.

The project design, requiring a high level of technical capability, was an incredible challenge, given a project timeframe of only six months from Design Brief to 80% Developed Design.

JHA Project Lead, Iynka Loganathan, describes the experience as:

“Intense but gratifying. We had a core team of eight working on the Westmead Redevelopment project supported by many other JHA engineering staff simultaneously.

Apart from the documentation side, the number of Client stakeholders meant a lot of time and effort went into making sure our communication was crystal clear.”

As the site works gather pace, JHA now transitions into a technical advisory role for the Westmead Redevelopment project.

We look forward to meeting this new challenge with our trademark agility, enthusiasm and the technical depth of our specialist building services team.