University Centre for Rural Health

ProjectUniversity for Rural Health

The University Centre for Rural Health North Coast is a multidisciplinary state of the art facility, providing education and accommodation of students undergoing clinical practice and research in rural health. The centre features clinical simulation training, clinical skills labs, video conferencing and educational teaching facilities.

The Brief:

The client came to us wanting a comprehensive Civil and Structural engineering design and supervisory service, to develop Structural and Civil systems for the steeply sloping site in Lismore.

Key Challenges:
The key challenges we could see for this project was the steeply sloping site, monumental masonry finishes and presentation to the main street.

We overcame these challenges by detailed foundation and jointing designs to address thermal and foundation movement problems.

Key Features:
The key features to mention is the large masonry wall presentation to the main street, and foundation articulation to accommodate the steeply sloped site.

APP's Role:
Ardill Payne & Partners were responsible for the Civil and Structural engineering for the development of the facility.

Time Frame:
The project was completed in 12 months.

The budget for the project was $4.2m.

University Centre for Rural Health