Wattyl was the preferred coatings supplier for the Blacktown Hospital Redevelopment Stage 1 project.

The hospital’s redevelopment in the first phase included a new 5-storey inpatient building with 185 inpatient beds, additional outpatient clinics, a new in-centre renal dialysis unit and cancer care centre, medical imaging, pharmacy and retail spaces. Completed in 2016, the $312 million project was designed to Green Star requirements by architects Jacobs Group for the developer, NSW Health Infrastructure.

Wattyl was specified due to the excellent low VOC properties of their interior paints as well as their accurate colour sample services.

The Green Star compliant Wattyl I.D was used for the building’s interior on the walls and ceilings in a variety of bright colours; different colours of the interior paint were selected to designate different sections of the hospital. Wattyl Aqua Trim was used to paint the trims.

For the hospital’s exterior, Wattyl Solagard Low Sheen, a tough and durable all-weather exterior paint was used in various areas, matching the large facade panels making up much of the external structures. Wattyl GranoImpact was applied to the hospital exterior, delivering a high profile textured finish.

The project team also included Laing O’Rourke as the builder and AK & D Pty Ltd as the paint contractor.