A custom formliner from Robertson Facade Systems was used with brick facing tiles from Robertson’s Building Products to create a brilliantly designed façade on Blacktown Hospital’s new Clinical Services Building in Sydney’s west.
Formally opened in May 2016, the building forms part of Stage 1 of the Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital expansion project, and was completed following two years of design and construction. This purpose built building houses a haematology centre, a women’s health clinic, a pharmacy, a sleep centre, and more.
Designed by architecture firm Jacobs with Laing O’Rourke Construction serving as the builder, the building sets new benchmarks for consumer engagement, clinical design and innovation. Situated adjacent to the existing Blacktown Hospital building, the seven-storey construction, including two underground levels, is linked by a fully enclosed internal hospital street, complete with new retail and dining areas.
Hanson Precast constructed the brilliantly adorned facade using a custom formliner from Robertson Facade Systems, and Robertson’s Building Products’ Midnight Blue smooth pressed brick facing tiles. These brick facing tiles were laid in a third bond pattern, complete with picture frames around each panel.
The use of this façade perfectly suited Laing O’Rourke Construction’s Design for Manufacture and Assembly Approach where the building’s panels were built off site and ‘plugged’ into the project as needed.