The new Royal Adelaide Hospital forms a critical part of the $3 billion South Australian Health and Biomedical Precinct. This precinct will be the largest health and biomedical precinct in the southern hemisphere.
The Precinct includes the new RAH, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and two new university buildings. The new Precinct will also have close links to the Technology Precinct in neighbouring Thebarton where BioInnovation SA is located, and features Australia’s first dedicated bioscience incubator.
The precinct will drive research, industry growth and the attraction of foreign investment in medical devices, pharmaceuticals and related areas while providing thousands of new job opportunities. The response to the precinct so far has been overwhelming.
With landscape works totaling $7 million, it’s not hard to understand why people are blown away with the grounds of what is to become South Australia’s premier destinations for research, clinical service, education and new company start-up ventures.
The scope of works carried out by Penfold Projects includes:
- Design and construction of vertical walls and green racks
- Installation of $1.7 million of custom furniture, screens and fencing
- Installation of boulder features and seating, internal steel planters and steel trellis
- Construction of Epoxy paving (required by State government)
- Design and construction of rooftop gardens with irrigation
A special garden was also planted on site. The ‘Aboriginal Medicinal Garden’ was created by Penfold Projects with the assistance of the local Ngopamuldi Aboriginal Corporation, who provided information on plant providence and assistance with planting. The seeds for planting the medicinal garden came from various local indigenous areas. The large laser cut screen of corten steel placed within the garden was designed by three different local artists.
To view more works by Penfold Projects, or for help in designing, developing and delivering your next civil works project visit www.penfoldprojects.com.au
Images (top to bottom): Various landscaping sectors completed by Penfold, taken during construction.