SEMF serves up state-of-the-art commercial kitchen for the Royal Hobart Hospital


The Royal Hobart Hospital is Tasmania’s premier public healthcare facility and the primary teaching hospital for the University of Tasmania’s Faculty of Health Sciences. The hospital is also home to a bustling food production centre, dishing up over one million meals per year to hospital residents along with sites such as Oakdale Lodge, Flagstaff Gully Childcare, Queen Victoria Home and the Wilfred Lopes Centre. However, outdated equipment and old infrastructure was limiting the kitchen’s production capacity.

The Royal Hobart Hospital engaged SEMF to revamp the existing facilities and capitalise on the kitchen’s potential. Led by Michael Barber and Klaus Stange, SEMF managed the design, documentation and contract administration for various elements of the site, from hydraulic, gas and fire, to structural and civil. The firm also designed and installed new freezers, water heating and cooling systems, CCTV and back-up power facilities and increased energy efficiency by conducting a high voltage systems upgrade.

The design team also dramatically improved the kitchen’s air quality, despite challenges such as tight space restriction, air pollutants and strict ventilation requirements. 

Posted by SEMF on 26 October 2012


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