The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne

In 2010, The Royal Children's Hospital celebrated 140 years of providing outstanding care for Victoria's children and their families and is positioned as one of the world's great children's hospitals. Today, the Royal Children’s hospital is undergoing a major transformation with a completely new construction headed by construction specialists, Bovis Lend Lease.

The new Royal Children's Hospital opened in late 2011 right next door to the existing site in Parkville, Victoria. The new hospital campus brings together six levels of clinical, research and education facilities over 200,000 square metres within the 4.1 hectare site.

SM5 automatic electric smoke curtain with programmable controls A smoke curtain being tested at the Royal Children's Hospital Smoke curtain tests at the Royal Children's Hospital

Working directly with Bovis lend lease, Colt supplied and installed a SM5 automatic electric smoke curtain with programmable controls within the lower ground corridors, the corridor to the main central entrance, the pharmacy and to the new $2M glass aquarium area.

Smoke containment systems prevent the movement of smoke and heat from one area to another. These often take the form of physical barriers such as smoke curtains. Smoke curtains are generally used either to create a smoke reservoir by containing and limiting the travel of smoke, to channel smoke in a predetermined direction, or to prevent or retard smoke entry to another area or void as seen here on this project.

Project details
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Architect: Bates Smart Architects
  • Builder: Bovis Lend Lease
  • Fire Consultant: Norman Disney Young
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