Planpac Group PNG were engaged by the joint venture company in 2011 to masterplan, design and document a remote mining camp for 2,000 men. One of the most significant buildings within the overall masterplanned village was the detailed design and documentation of the medical first aid centre and an associated emergency first response unit.
The design of this facility in particular required a close working relationship and dialogue with the client to ensure a detailed understanding of the type of injury and condition commonly treated to ensure the design was specifically tailored to meet their demands. Additional circulation and overflow spaces were required to allow for the treatment of excess patients in rare situations such as a pandemic outbreak, a major associated mining accident, environmental disaster or civil unrest.
Efficient and cost effective design decisions needed to be made to ensure a tight budget could be adhered to and to ensure construction could be completed in a very timely manner. Further, robust materials were selected that were able to be easily transported to a remote site and that required very little or no long term maintenance.