Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAD)

Royal Adelaide Hospital (Rah) Image

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Client: Government of South Australia
Architect: Silver Thomas Hanley & DesignInc
Builder: Hansen Yuncken & Leighton Contractors (HYLC Joint Venture)
Completion: 2017

About the project

Upon completion, the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (new RAH) will be one of Australia’s most advanced hospitals and will provide all South Australians with world class healthcare. The new RAH is larger than the existing hospital in both size and capacity with 700 overnight beds, 100 day beds, 40 specialised technical suites, multiple entry points, single rooms with ensuite bathrooms, a retail precinct, green spaces and state-of-the-art technology.

Such an advanced facility required only the very best in architectural and fire seals, with an emphasis on excellent acoustic dampening. As an experienced healthcare provider, recently working on major hospital projects in Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, and on the Gold Coast, Kilargo was selected to provide our rigorously tested seals for the new RAH.

The simple and smart solution

Being a state-of-the-art medical facility, the key consideration for the new RAH was infection and bacteria control plus high-end acoustics for privacy and comfort of patients and staff.

As one of the only Australian architectural seal companies with local production, Kilargo successfully designed seals for the new RAH’s needs, some of which included smooth gaskets to ensure there were no areas where bacteria could hide.

Our local representative worked closely with HYLC Joint Venture and design team to ensure the high acoustic, smoke, fire & fit for purpose criteria’s were achieved

Inherent in the project brief was a specified percentage of Australian made products.  As a proud local manufacturer, we were able to meet this criteria. And, with an offsite storage facility located in Adelaide, we were able to cut delivery times, helping our client meet tight project timeframes.

Kilargo products used