Flowmatic electronic tapware and CliniLever tapware from Galvin Engineering were specified for the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in South Brisbane, Queensland.

Designed by Conrad Gargett with McKendry Rein and Peterson serving as the hydraulic consultants on the project, the $1.4 billion Queensland Children’s Hospital aims to integrate the best of the Royal Children’s Hospital and Mater Children’s Hospital into one purpose-built facility.

A major specialist hospital for Queensland, the Queensland Children’s Hospital provides clinical, educational and support services to a state-wide network in addition to general healthcare to children in the local inner-Brisbane community.

Design principles

Key design principles guided decision-making throughout all the planning and design phases of the hospital. These principles focussed on: providing services to children and young people based on the best clinical evidence, including families who care for them; creating a centre of excellence in education, training and research; forming a physical environment that enhances patient care, safety and clinical excellence and supports and promotes a healthy workforce; achieving a flexible building design with infrastructure that is capable of adapting to new technologies and emerging trends in clinical practice and models of care; and attaining state sustainability policies and objectives including greenhouse gas and peak energy reduction, water conservation, and waste minimisation and recycling.