Paediatric Hospital, Melbourne
GENERAL CONTRACTORS: Bovis Lend Lease
CONTRACTORS: Omni Flooring / Floor 91
The world-class, billion dollar paediatric hospital went under construction in Melbourne by Bovis Lend Lease and was built to meet the current and future health care needs of children and young people.
It was developed on the existing hospital site which was originally built in 1963; however the new hospital will combine new facilities, innovative models of care, leading edge research and education to provide the best health care and environment for patients, families and staff. The new hospital will be able to treat 35,000 additional patients per year and there will be more single rooms for the children.
ARDEX Australia are pleased to be involved in the construction of this state-of-the-art hospital and have supplied several products. The products were installed by two contractors specialising in ARDEX – Omni Flooring and Floor 91 in Victoria. Both contractors commenced work at the hospital early 2010.
ARDEX was successful in being specified on this project by offering a full product system from substrate to surface.
The Royal Children’s Hospital is Australia’s first five-star green hospital with a 45 per cent reduction in greenhouse gases and 20 per cent reduction in water demands. It features attractions from the Melbourne Zoo, Scienceworks, a cinema and an aquarium.
Products used for this project
ARDEX Feather Finish
Cement-Based Smoothing Compound
- Rapid Drying – Install floor coverings after 15 minutes
- Excellent Coverage – Skim coat up to 70 sq. metres
Self Levelling and Smoothing Compound
- Low odour – User friendly
- Superior flow – Self smoothing
ARDEX P 51
Primer and Bonding Agent
- Primer, bonding agent and water-inhibiting pore closer
- Prevents air bubbles rising from the sub-floor when finishing
ARDEX WPM 002
(Superflex Two Part) Undertile Membrane
- Rapid drying time
- Advanced acrylic – will not re-emulsify
Woven Polyester Reinforcement Cloth