Toowoomba Hospital Modular Theatre project recognised with National Excellence Award

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Toowoomba Base Hospital theatre
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Qld AIB award win

Contract Administrator Zane Taylor received the National Professional Excellence Award from Australian Institute of Building in a glittering ceremony in Melbourne, Victoria on February 26, 2022.

Zane’s national award follows his state-based win last year from the Queensland Chapter of the AIB. Both awards are recognition for his work on the Toowoomba Hospital Modular Theatre refurbishment project delivered in late 2020.

“I’m stunned and delighted to have received this award from the Australian Institute of Building,” says Zane. “It was a truly unique opportunity and I’m proud to have been part of delivering it for the Toowoomba region.”

“It goes without saying that this award is only possible due to the work of the wider Wiley team, Queensland Health, Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service, and our fantastic local subcontractor network.”

Wiley delivered the project in late 2020 with 100% local content, which exceeded contractual requirements.

The theatre allowed Toowoomba Base Hospital’s maternity ward to increase its operating theatre capacity for expectant mothers. It included delivery of a 400m² structural steel platform was built to support the module and a new enclosed link corridor for direct patient transfer from existing suites. The final theatre itself was installed and completed with HEPA filtration and medical gas services.

Wiley also upgraded existing fire safety services during the project to ensure they were up to the latest standard.

The project was delivered six weeks ahead of schedule in some of the most complex operating environments, while managing the ongoing risks of COVID-19.

Stephen Riches, Wiley Senior Project Manager, explained the realities of working in a live environment with critical services that needed to continue with minimal disruption.

“There was detailed work in a live hospital and the comfort and safety of patients and staff was paramount. For Wiley, this project was critical for future-proofing the region and we were committed to deliver to the highest quality.”

The Toowoomba Base Hospital Modular Theatre was the latest project delivered by Wiley in the region, who have proudly been involved with the local community for many years. Previous projects include design and construction of USQ’s $16 million Agricultural Science and Engineering Precinct in 2019 and delivery of Toowoomba Anglican School’s Senior Science Laboratory in 2017. Wiley are also proud members of the Toowoomba Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE).

TSBE CEO Ali Davenport congratulated Mr Taylor and Wiley on the incredible achievement.

“It’s fantastic to see a local company receive national recognition for works on such a significant project. Wiley’s commitment to local content must also be applauded because we know just how important it is to secure local work for local employees at the moment,” said Ms Davenport.

Find out more about the Toowoomba Hospital Modular Theatre.