Ashford Hospital is the largest private hospital in Adelaide, South Australia and is part of Adelaide Community Healthcare Alliance (ACHA).
The hospital planned a significant upgrade that would include patient facilities, hospital infrastructure in addition to new theatres, and recladding the exterior of the building for better fire performance and modern finish.
Ashford Hospital is 67 years old, and this is the first major upgrade in almost 40 years.
Schiavello Construction held the head contract, and SA Construct was contracted to replace the exterior cladding using ASKIN ViviD panel with non-combustible Volcore.
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As well as updating the exterior with a new look, the hospital required the old cladding to be replaced with a product that met today’s’ building codes, fire performance and insurance requirements.
As a result, ASKIN’s ViviD panel with Volcore was selected based on its non-combustibility, concealed fixing system and ASKIN’s ability to manufacture and deliver within budget and time frame.
SA Construct Project Manager, Brian Cvetinovic says he recommended ASKIN Panel for this project because of the unique concealed fix system, and because ‘they could deliver within a quick turnaround’.
“The benefit for Ashford Hospital is they now have a fire-rated panel while giving the hospital a new a look.
Yes, I would work with ASKIN again, they helped out on every level,” says Brian.
Removal of the cladding took some time and detail and a lot of planning with each panel being removed piece by piece. Daily task tasks were set to ensure each panel removed, required replacement that same day.
It was important that Ashford Hospital continued to operate as usual while works were undertaken.
The ViviD panel was manufactured in 3-metre lengths and was installed horizontally and vertically with Seamless profile in COLORBOND® Basalt.
Ashford Hospital now has a modern and refreshed looking building. Staff and patients now have peace of mind that the building materials used meet the relevant building codes and provide a safe place to work and receive their medical treatments.