To carry out internal alteration works (new kitchen, bathrooms and a fire services upgrade) plus external work including the construction of a new car park and access ramps at the Marriott Centre in Beaumont Hills, NSW.
Lorna Hodgkinson Sunshine Home is a specialised high care environment for adults with intellectual disabilities where the ongoing comfort and safety of patients is of paramount importance to their operation.
Most of the construction work was undertaken while the patients were at the Home which presented some unique challenges. Many patients tended to be very inquisitive, which meant that extra safety precautions were taken to ensure everyone was protected. Additionally, some patients suffer from hearing sensitivity, so consideration was given to any extreme noises.
In order to facilitate the construction process the patients needed to relocate to other facilities for a two week period. It was therefore critical that there were no delays during this period, so that the patients could return to the home and normal routines as quickly as possible.