Liverpool Health & Academic Precinct

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The Liverpool Health and Academic Precinct represents a substantial $740 million redevelopment initiative focused on Liverpool Hospital, coupled with the establishment of a new educational and research hub.

Overview

This comprehensive redevelopment aims to augment Liverpool Hospital’s clinical capabilities, public areas, and parking infrastructure while seamlessly integrating research and educational components. The project encompasses a wide range of clinical and non-clinical services infrastructure, designed to expand, enhance, and optimise the existing capacity of Liverpool Hospital.

Components include integrated cancer services, critical care services, maternity and pediatric facilities, ambulatory care spaces, interventional radiology and day surgery services, renal transplant services, and haematology services. It also includes associated clinical and non-clinical support services, as well as dedicated facilities and capacity to facilitate collaborative teaching and research in partnership with industry and higher education collaborators.

Our role

WSce played a multifaceted role in the Liverpool Health and Academic Precinct project. Firstly, WSce optimised the Central Thermal Plant, considering defined population scenarios to rationalise domestic hot water capacity. This analysis resulted in developing a centralised thermal plant design that meets performance requirements and does so with a total capacity lower than the complex’s peak load aggregate.

We contributed to creating a PC2 laboratory designed to house Grade A sterility testing isolators for final product testing. Demonstrating expertise in complex, multi-staged health facility planning and engineering services, WSce embraced a sustainable design approach focusing on Whole of Life (WOL) objectives, involving the implementation of smart metering, a comprehensive study on materials and plant selection, innovative water pipework sizing analysis to reduce diameters, and a refined water quality remediation strategy aligning with user and operator needs.

WSce reviewed electrification strategies to heat hot water, aligning with a Net Zero carbon neutrality goal. This comprehensive approach contributed to sustainability objectives and provided certainty of delivery and robust risk management. WSce’s experience and capability in quality were evident in the delivery of fully coordinated 3D documented designs, ensuring construction could progress confidently in clash-free design implementation.

Client

Health Infrastructure NSW

Location

Liverpool, NSW

Completion

2024

Value

$790m

Services

Civil Engineering
Fire Services
Hydraulic Services

Sector

Tertiary education
Life sciences

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