A quality fast track health facility
The 2014 Steel Awards-nominated MediclinicGariep facility demonstrates the expediency of light frame steel construction to deliver health services to a community.
Mediclinic needed a health facility in Kimberly to be constructed within a short time. And as it was apparent that time-consuming brick and mortar methods could not suffice, light frame steel provided a convenient option.
Officially opened in July 2014, Mediclinic Gariep is a new 146-bed multidisciplinary hospital offering acute-care. It complements services currently offered at Mediclinic Kimberley.
Concerning facilities, Mediclinic Gariepen has a surgical complex with five theatres – including two sophisticated multimedia theatres – and a dedicated endoscopy suite. Other specialised services include an emergency centre, high care and critical care units and a radiography department.
Mediclinic took the decision to build a new hospital in El Toro Park south-western suburbs to serve Kimberley’s south-western suburbs. Its proximity to the R31 and the N8 makes it accessible to areas beyond the borders of the municipality.
Uniquely, the hospital’s sustainable design elements include solar water heating, heat pumps to centralise ventilation, shading louvres for windows, low-emission glazing, insulated walls and roof and a water-wise garden with indigenous veld and protected trees.
Making it on the 2014 Steel Awards nomination list is laudable for a fast track project which is going to provide quality health services to people from surrounding areas.
Architect: Graceland Architects
Structural Engineer: Civilsense Consulting
Quantity Surveyor: Taljaard Meyer Storm Incorporated
Project Manager: Scitus Consulting (Pty) Ltd
Main Contractor: Tronkon Gauteng (Pty) Ltd
Steelwork Contractor/s: Kabelo Investments (Pty) Ltd t/a Central Roof Industries,
LSF Supplier: MiTek Industries South Africa (Pty) Ltd