Hatz was selected in 2019 to prepare a feasibility study to help deliver a major upgrade to the Nursing school at La Trobe University.
The brief included that refurbishment of the Nursing Simulation labs to provide additional labs, create a central storage space, relocate 4(No.) existing offices onto the same level and provide additional amenities.
Key to the project was the integration of technology and remote supervision throughout the hospital rooms and central observation rooms.
The layout improved convenience and access for staff, with larger corridor widths and greater legibility of the lab entries.
Additionally, the construction works consolidate the storage for all labs and provided a net increase of two labs and 8 simulation beds within the amended layout.
Hatz worked closely with the stakeholders and consultants to prepare the brief, design, and cost estimates. The project is scheduled to be completed by Semester 1 2021.
Client: La Trobe University - School of Nursing and Midwifery
Location: George Singer Building, La Trobe University, Melbourne Campus
Type: Institutional Fit-Out
Role: Architecture, Project Management
Scope of work: Feasibility Study
Budget & size: $2M - 550m2
Hatz: Steve Hatzellis, Celine Gruson
Project Management: LTU Infrastructure and Operations
Consultant Engineers: M&T Consulting Engineers, Parity Technology Consulting, TD&C Consulting Engineers & Construction Managers