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Prince Alfred Private Hospital

Warren Smith & Partners are excited to have been engaged by Macquarie International Health Clinic to provide hydraulic, fire, civil, and water servicing coordination services to the Prince Alfred Private Hospital development.

This development will not only provide 376 private hospital beds, seventeen new operating theatres and associated renal dialysis and central sterile services departments within a seven storey building, but also provide 8000 square meters of consulting within a separate nine storey tower. Retail, medical imaging, a GP clinic and urgent care centre will also be provided.

We look forward to the successful delivery of one of NSW’s largest private hospitals.

Port Macquarie Mental Health Unit

We are delighted to be given the opportunity to improve the Port Macquarie Base Hospital’s (PMBH) ability to deliver quality care for communities across the Mid North Coast.

As it stands the PMBH is forced to transfer a significant number of their mental health patients out of the area due to an undersized mental health unit and insufficient bed numbers.

Warren Smith & Partners will be delivering fire and hydraulic services for the new Port Macquarie inpatient Mental Health Unit which will not only double the number of available beds but include purpose designed features to cater to elderly and younger persons.

 

Healthcare Capability Statement

You can download our Healthcare Cabability Statement here.

Press Release: Greenland Centre Tower, Sydney

We are pleased to announce that we will be working alongside one of Australia’s largest and NSW’s newest plumbing company, CDC Plumbing and Drainage, on Sydney CBD’s tallest residential tower, Greenland Centre.

Warren Smith & Partners will be providing hydraulic services workshop documentation to assist in the delivery of the 235-metre residential building at 115-119 Bathurst Street. The project is set to become not only the tallest, but the most prestigious apartment tower in Sydney; featuring 479 apartments and a 2000 Square metre Creative Hub which will be leased for 99-years to the City of Sydney.

We are extremely excited to commence work on this iconic Sydney project alongside CDC, Probuild, and Greenland Australia.

Domestic Hot Water Presentation to AHSCA

Warren Smith & Partners’ Hydraulic Technical Manager, Tom Wise, delivered a very informative presentation on ‘Domestic Hot Water Circulation Systems’ at the AHSCA’s most recent general meeting on Tuesday 9th May.

The presentation covered the basics of domestic hot water circulation systems as well as Tom sharing his knowledge on:

  • The importance of keeping the velocity in the system down to mitigate erosion – corrosion;
  • Common dos and don’ts found in hot water systems such as the sizing the balancing valves and where to locate the hot water return pump;
  • Steps to sizing a domestic hot water circulation system including how to calculate the flow rate and friction loss;
  • Ensuring you select the correct pump to meet your design velocity, including tips on how you can improve where the system curve meets the pump curve; and
  • Information on the range of balancing valves and hot water circulation pumps that are available and what each of their benefits/applications are.

The presentation was well received in the room and opened up debates and discussions within the audience regarding the topic.

Capability Statement

You can download our Capability Statement here

Press Release: Two MQ, Melbourne Quarter

April 7, 2017: New consultancy role awarded to Warren Smith & Partners

Warren Smith and Partners have been awarded the Hydraulic and Fire Services consultancy role by Lendlease for Two MQ, the second stage of Melbourne Quarter. We are pleased to continue the long relationship enjoyed between ourselves and Lendlease on this Melbourne based project.

Two MQ is a 29 level commercial tower above ground, which includes 4 levels of basements and retail, main lobby level, 2 levels of plant space and 23 levels of commercial space. There is also Melbourne Square, a significant area of public domain over Werundjeri Way fronting onto Collins Street that we will be involved in designing.

Hydraulic services scope of work includes:

  • Sanitary plumbing and drainage,
  • Hot and cold water
  • Natural gas, and
  • Stormwater drainage

Fire service scope of work includes:

  • Combined fire sprinkler/hydrant system
  • Fire hose reels
  • Automatic smoke detection and alarm system
  • EWIS, and portable fire extinguishers

Fire Fighter for a Day

Report by Jonathan Mousdell

Last Wednesday 29 April 2017, some of the members of our Hydraulic and Fire services teams attended the Fire & Rescue NSW State Training College at Alexandria. Team members included Jonathan, John, Daniel, Tom, Chris, Chinmay, Mark, Ralph, Manu, Oscar and Roman.
The guys were taken through a hands on approach into what fire fighters have to deal with when attending an emergency, in the vision that when designing fire systems we may have a better understanding of how their operations are carried out.
It was a great afternoon and we’d like to thank FRNSW for the opportunity.

AILA NSW Landscape Architecture Award

Warren Smith and Partners were extremely proud to receive the 2016 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects ‘Landscape Architecture Award’ for our involvement in the Barangaroo Reserve project in the ‘Parks and Open Space’ category.

Our client was Barangaroo Delivery Authority.

We worked in collaboration with the following companies:

  • Johnson Pilton Walker (JPW) in assocation with PWP
  • Norcue Pty Ltd
  • Sydney Environment Soils Lab (SESL)
  • WMK Architecture
  • Robert Bird Group and Aurecon
  • Hyder Consulting
  • Webb Australia
  • Emery Studio
  • Judith Rintoul
  • Lend Lease
  • Regal Innovations
  • Troy Stratti

Australian Engineering Excellence Awards

Warren Smith and Partners were proud to be recognised by Engineers Australia as finalists for the Australian Engineering Excellence Award 2011 for our work on Kings Avenue Overpass. Warren Smith and Partners collaborated with National Capital Authority, Johnson Pilton Walker, Taylor Thomson Whitting, Steensen Varming, SMEC and Woden Contractors for this project.