Oodnadatta Medical Clinic

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Ausco Modular answered the critical need to supply essential medical facilities to a community in the heart of the Australian outback.

Approximately 1,000km north of Adelaide, and bordering the Simpson Desert, sits the small community of Oodnadatta.

In an effort to improve the health facilities available to the region and support the work of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Country Health SA awarded the tender for the construction of a new rural medical clinic to Ausco Modular.

What eventuated was an exacting, detailed project that reflected both Ausco Modular’s and the appointed architect’s commitment to understanding the unique end user environment and offer the best design and engineering solution to meet its function. An added challenge to achieving this was the original design not initially being intended for modular construction.

Every component to the building was customised to meet a strict set of medical facility requirements.

The seven module complex had to serve many purposes including offices, consulting rooms, emergency room, laundry and stores, while its design had to complement the landscape and existing buildings.

Ausco Modular managed a full turn-key scope of works from design and engineering and manufacturing; through to site preparation, transporting, installation site provisions including fencing, shedding and the construction of an ambulance bay.

The sheer remoteness of the location makes a project like this ideal for modular construction; limiting the site work required and significantly reducing transport and labour costs.