St George Private Hospital Car park
Design solution adds additional car spaces within initial budget
Following Buildcorp’s successful completion of the St George Private Hospital Expansion project, Ramsay Development appointed Buildcorp to manage the design development and construction of a new carpark to service the expanding campus.
During the design development phase, a strategy was agreed with Ramsay and it was decided to stage the construction of the car park:
- Stage 1 – from ground floor to level 2 (now completed)
- Stage 2 – level 3 to level 6 (to be built later)
Ramsay’s initial plan for Stage 1 was to build 130 car spaces, however, an initial cost plan revealed only 123 car spaces were achievable for an estimated construction cost above the client initial budget.
Our team proposed a solution including moving the stair shaft, using load bearing pre-cast walls (reducing the need for columns) and reconfiguring the access ramps and car space layout. Our final design outcome included 133 spaces within the initial budget.