Gold Coast University Hospital is one of the largest medical facilities in Queensland, created to be at the cutting edge of technology, education and patient care.

The project was started in 2008 and completed in the second half of 2013, culminating with the opening of the hospital on 28 September 2013.

The new building is a staggering 66% larger than the old Gold Coast Hospital, with the site covering a massive 20 hectares. Total floor space of the project is now 170,000 square metres spread over 7 buildings.

Plastering and internal finishing were carried out between August 2010 and April 2013, and undertaken by four different contracting companies: NWCI, TAF, Mewcastle and Superior Walls and Ceilings. At the peak of the project, Superior alone had 120 men working on the site.

According to Matt from Superior Walls and Ceilings, Super Seal L Bead was one of the Trim-Tex products used extensively throughout the hospital. It was recommended to the builder by Superior due to its flexibility and characteristics that allow thermal movement between partition ends and external facades.

Superior used Super Seal L Bead at all perimeter junctions on the project.

“We found it to be an extremely useful product because it minimised onsite defects and acted as a seal, therefore no caulking was required,” commented Matt.

The contractors using the product also found Super Seal to be a very versatile trim and loved the Tear Away strip which minimised excess compound on the finished substrate.