The Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital is a major children’s hospital situated in South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The new 12 level, 359-bed Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital was officially opened on 29th November 2014, and is the largest public children’s hospital in Australia.
This project combined the Royal Children’s Hospital and the old Mater Children’s Hospital together into one new facility at a construction cost of $1.5 billion. This new facility represents the largest capital investment in children’s health services in Queensland State’s history.
The hospital features an atrium style interior with plywood walls and ceilings featured throughout every floor. With a clear focus on families, the design incorporates the use of bright colours, space, eccentric shapes and has a huge focus on environmentally sustainable design principles, including reducing emissions. The coating used had to comply with QLD Government Building and Fire safety regulations and meet the Green Building Council of Australia’s guidelines in regard to VOC emissions.
During the specification phase of the project, Peter Glancy and Grant Langley from Qld’s Mirotone branch were instrumental in providing support to the three contractors who were involved in the huge task of coating part of this 75,000m² building. (Contractors: Matt Goodall from Prolacquer, Keith Cusac from Paintzone and Warren Beattie French Polishing)
Due to the sheer size of the project, these three local paint contractors were entrusted with coating the plywood board interior of the building.
With Mirotone keeping up supply of MIROTEC WB 8060 Clear Water Based Coating and offering technical support and training when needed, these three contractors were able to meet the demanding time lines set by the Lady Cilento project management team and produce a high quality finish.