When it comes to any state-of-the-art health research and educational institution, a diverse and very customised fitout is required.
This was the case at the Herston Biofabrication Institute (HBI) in Brisbane – a multi-disciplinary organisation that needed a very complex high-end health and education fitout to meet a range of functions and needs.
HBI opened in 2020 and is the first institute of its kind in Australia. It is involved in the manufacture of patient-specific organs, bones and other tissue using 3D scanning, printing and robotics. HBI will be involved in research into orthopaedics, cancer care, burns and vascular surgery. It will also offer teaching for clinicians, scientists and engineers.
A unique health and education fitout required
Due to its complexity and diverse range of activities, HBI required an interior fitout to match. It needed to include medical laboratories, 3D printing zones, work zones, consultation rooms, reception areas and lift lobby.
Our brief was to do the fitout on vacant floor space at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Works included installation of stone flooring, joinery and metalwork, as well as bespoke ceiling tiles, seating and reception area sculptures.
The project was very much a collaborative effort involving a large, multi-disciplinary team. The result is an interior that encompasses all aspects of a commercial, technical, healthcare, hospital and education fitout within the one design.
What the project demonstrates
This was a very diverse project, and one that shows what’s possible when it comes to complex fitouts. Our long experience with custom fitouts means we were able to meet a very complex brief for our client.
We were also able to do so while causing minimal disruptions to neighbouring floors within the hospital – a very important requirement of the project.
To discuss complex custom health and education fitouts, please get in touch with our team.