Repatriation General Hospital, Site Service Seperation

Client: Spotless Services Limited
Construction Period: 12 Weeks
Value: $1,900,000

Project Scope: The majority of the Repatriation General Hospital (RGH) site at Daw Park (land, buildings and infrastructure) was sold by SA Health for redevelopment into an integrated health and housing precinct. SA Health has retained approximately 10% of the site with a land parcel in the North-Eastern corner of the site for continued occupation by SA Health.

Camco were engaged to modify the existing services as well as provide a number of new services to ensure the SA Health site and buildings operate independently and were separated from the portion of the Repatriation General Hospital site that was sold.

The project scope includes; installation of a new metered water supply point interconnecting with the existing ring main and capping of the existing water ring main reticulation network at the new boundary. Installation of a new sewer connection and sewer pumping station and cap the existing sewer at the new boundary. Installation of a new stormwater pumping station and connecting to the existing pipe work at Goodwood Road, via a new HDPE pumping main. Separate the natural gas by providing a temporary gas meter within the SA Health boundary until a new gas provision is provided at a later date. Installing new electrical services and a new 750kva HV transformer, metering cubical, new MSB, new routing pits, conduits and submain cable to service existing distribution boards. Installation of a new fire service ring main and terminate and cap the existing main. Separate the existing fire indicator panels and install new panels to integrate with the existing system. Decommission and removal of chilled water plant, steam pipework, decommission and cap oxygen and N²O medical gases. 

Value added options:Camco was able to offer site specific design input to provide a better outcome for a number of components of the project including; electrical, plumbing and stormwater
Problem Solving: The project needed to be carried out while maintaining all services to the hospital. All construction works were carefully coordinated and staged appropriately to ensure minimal disruption to the site and RGH operations.


Royal Adelaide Showgrounds, North West Development

Client: Royal Adelaide Horticultural Society
Construction Period: 24 Weeks
Value: $6,500,000

Project Scope: The Royal Adelaide Showgrounds North-Western corner is the largest significant hard surface upgrade undertaken by the Royal Adelaide Horticultural Society in the past decade. The project presented many challenges to construction including; the scale of the worksite, the condensed construction period, the high level of quality finishes and the interaction with a “live” site. These challenges were managed through careful project pre-planning, constant progress and program management, innovative construction methods such as machine laid spoondrain and kerb and ongoing interaction with the site users to ensure access was maintained where possible.

The project brief was the full reconstruction of all existing pavements (hard and soft) and upgrades to all services in the North-Western corner of the Royal Adelaide Showgrounds. The project scope included; the demolition of all existing pavements (30,000m2 of bitumen, concrete and soft landscapes), demolition of three existing buildings, isolation and renewal of all existing services infrastructure (electrical HV/LV, communications, potable water, fire ring main and gas), construction of a new stormwater drainage network and connection to the existing drainage network, supply and installation of new granular pavements and bitumen surface (15,000m2), supply and installation of block paving (10,000m2 of “Trihex” pavers), construction of new soft landscapes, irrigation and furniture.

Value added options: Staging of the works enabled the client to utilise the space for event parking allowing the income stream to remain without slowing the program.
Problem Solving: During the demolition and bulk earthworks, several large areas of contaminated soil was identified that was not previously highlighted in the original site investigation. Through good site management and detailed planning with our geotechnical consultant we were able to significantly reduce the volume of spoil to be disposed of as landfill, thus proving a very cost-effective solution.