In the grip of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Manteena has delivered for Aspen Medical, a world class COVID-19 Surge Centre for the ACT and surrounding region in just 36 days.
Manteena was engaged by Aspen Medical under a D&C Contract to deliver a 1,700sqm 51-bed medical facility in response to the pandemic. Working day and night shifts the team had upwards of 130 contractors on-site and completed 22,000 man hours.
The relationship with Aspen Medical and with Manteena was highly collaborative. This enabled the decision-making process to proceed unimpeded with the main objective of fast track delivery of a world standard medical facility always at the forefront of everyone’s mind.
The team achieved practical completion after an initial design phase of 7 days and construction period of just 36 days—not only achieving the goal of a very, very tight program but built to Australian standards and infection control.
The facility is fully self-sufficient by way of public, staff car parking and amenities and is now ready to serve the ACT and surrounding region community.
Manteena is ready and up for the challenge as it is contracted by Aspen Medical to construct the temporary COVID-19 Emergency Department (ED) on Garran Oval, adjacent to the Canberra Hospital. The facility is intended to be fully self-sufficient by way of public and staff car parking and amenities.
No sooner had the Minister for Health, Rachel Stephen-Smith, made the ACT Government’s announcement for the facility on Thursday 9th April —the site fencing was erected, and workers had drilled first pile foundations and made the first concrete pours.
Workers on site are practising safe social distancing and personal hygiene by abiding by the government’s new enforcements to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The temporary facility is expected to be operational in May