Bowen Hills, QLD
Weeks to build
Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology presented some unique and technically demanding challenges with the design of its new cutting-edge Queensland hub. Hutchinson Builders was thrilled to work alongside this leading health services provider to deliver pioneering technology in a world class PC3 laboratory.
Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology (SNP) is one of the largest members of the Sonic Health group, which is an independent, Australian owned, publicly listed company, operating in the specialities of pathology and radiology. Sullivan Nicolaides sought to consolidate its outdated Brisbane metropolitan facilities that were spread across four locations, and centralise in a purpose built, state-of-the-art headquarters in Bowen Hills that will operate 24/7.
The $95M state-of-the-art facility is the largest laboratory of its type in the Southern hemisphere and provides much needed additional space for future growth of SNP’s business.
Through our early engagement in the construction process, Hutchinson Builders identified spatial issues with the preliminary design of the innovative facility. This required a complete redesign of the floor heights to accommodate reticulation of the complex services required in the building. Identifying this promptly was a fundamental success factor for the project.
The structural re-design process resulted in the development of a complete Building Information Model (BIM) that provides a comprehensive 3D representation of the entire building in its completed state. This will prove invaluable for future asset management including alterations and expansions. Through a rigorous value management process, Hutchies was also able to create an overall 12% cost saving for SNP in the construction.