Master Builder of the Year | National 2016 | Victoria 2016, 2017
PROJECTS | New South Wales

University of Sydney Small Animal Veterinary Hospital




University of Sydney


Coffey Projects
G+V Architecture

Delivered by fixed price lump sum contract the Small Animal Hospital is a state of the art veterinary clinic for Cats and Dogs.

External works comprising new dog walking areas and basic landscaping were also undertaken. Works were completed over two stages with Stage 1 being the MRI and CT-Scanning Areas and Stage 2 being the new veterinary centre including consultation rooms, doctor's quarters, chemotherapy areas and dog stay facilities.

Stage 1 Works ($2.5M) involved the demolotion of the existing veterinary clinic and construction of new operating theatres, X-ray rooms and consultation rooms. The works had to be programmed in and around the existing user operations.

The project was "service intensive" with medical gases, positive air mechanical services, MRI machines and X-ray rooms required to be installed and commissioned.

Kane had to maintain flexibility and open communication with the user to adjust demolition and noisy works. The project is a testament to Kane's ability to work as part of the team to construct complicated projects within an environment where the end user must maintain their day to day services. After successfully completing Stage 1, Kane were very keen to commence Stage 2.

Stage 2 Works ($1.7M) involved alterations and additions to the existing Evelyn Williams Building within the single story front portion of the building. The upgrade also involved the refurbishment to the back part of the multi story building adjoining existing operation theatres to accommodate the new MRI and CT-Scanning facilities. The project also required us to install a high level security system and C-Bus lighting and data system.

Kane worked tirelessly to provide a practical, inexpensive facility through continuous consultation with the architect and other consultants while still maintaining a fully function facility for the unversity to continue their veterinary practice and student teaching facilities. The result has been a state of the art facility which will be used by many animals, vets and students for many years to come.

Innovations on the project included the use of grout injection which allowed existing concrete slabs to remain in lieu of removal and replacement which would have been a large expense.