CAMHS Building, Sydney Children's Hospital

CAMHS Building, Sydney Children's Hospital

  • Client
    Health Infrastructure
  • Delivery
    Construct only
  • Completed
    January 2013

A very worthy and rewarding project

Health Minister Jillian Skinner and Mental Health Minister Kevin Humphries officially opened the $27.8 million Clinical Services Wing at Sydney Children’s Hospital for which we received a defect free practical completion on Thursday, 18 July 2013.

Following speeches given by officials and dignitaries, an emotive speech was provided by a parent of one of the many patients for which the facility will purpose. It was easy to see the difference this new facility will provide, something Broad is very proud to have been involved in.

This project forms part of the existing Sydney Children’s Hospital and adjoining link to the Prince of Wales Hospital and consists of 5300sqm of floor space for children’s health services.
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The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) unit, now known as the Ainsworth Building, contains leading edge clinical facilities not seen before in New South Wales consisting of:

  • A 28-bed short stay surgical unit;
  • An eight-bed purpose-built child and adolescent mental health unit;
  • A comprehensive rehabilitation centre;
  • A world-class respiratory laboratory, which includes the only infant lung function laboratory in Sydney;
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Family Centre for parents and carers;
  • A child protection unit;
  • New clinical office space for health care professionals from a range of disciplines.

The five-storey wing is located next to the existing building and incorporates the new CAMHS building, including an inpatient unit, paediatric rehabilitation facility, short stay peri-operative facility, treatment and consultation areas and a family facility for parents and carers.

A striking facade

The external facade design of the building was both challenging and unique.

The contract was ’Construct Only’ with the exception of the facade, which was designed and constructed by Broad.

The external facade design is unique because it has a perceived depth from inside and outside, has no projecting horizontal features that might encourage roosting birds, and is low maintenance by use of pre-finished materials such as vitrapanel.

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