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Kingsway Hospital

WINNER: WBHO (PTY) LTD, "KINGSWAY HOSPITAL – NEW ONCOLOGY WARD"

WBHO were appointed to build a new Oncology ward and a new Day ward on the first floor of the hospital directly above the main reception, a pharmacy, admin and a trauma unit.  One of the challenges that had to be overcome was the enclosure of two double openings.  The challenge came in the fact that these openings were directly over the reception and pharmacy entrance.  Careful consideration and planning was required to ensure the safe access of the patients whilst construction was taking place as the areas below were continuously open for business.

In addition to the above, two doctors suites had to remain whilst construction went on around them. No structural work was required to these suites however the ceiling services were upgraded and new ceilings installed in areas. Another challenge was the upgrade to the air-conditioning to the pharmacy, to accommodate this, openings were created directly above the retail section with a minimum shutdown period.

M6 FORENSIC MORTUARY

HIGHLY COMMENDED: STEDONE MECHANICOS BUILDING PTY LTD, M6 FORENSIC MORTUARY, FORT NAPIER

The project consists of an Administration building of approximately 800 square meters with sixteen offices, two safe rooms and a hub room where all PABX, DATA, fire detection, intruder alarms and access controls units are housed. The main Mortuary building is a single storey of approximately 4000 square meters with a 500 square meter cold room which houses 464 stainless steel body trays, 44 obese body trays, 392 racking systems and 32 obese racking systems which enclose the body trays. It houses an Administrative section with eleven offices, four viewing rooms and four male and female bathrooms respectively. The main building has a state of the art post mortem room which includes six autopsy tables, X ray suite and decomposed bodies section. There is also an organ dissecting room and theatre for organ analyses.