The Wesley Hospital East Wing – Brisbane

Main Products Used

USG Boral Acoustical Ceiling Systems – MARS™ ClimaPlus™

USG Boral DONN™ Brand DX Suspension System

People Involved

Taylor Robinson - Architect

Paul Sutton Facilities Manager, Wesley College South Perth

Project Scope

Approximately 1200m2 of MARS™ ClimaPlus™ 1200 x 600 x 19mm 

Special Factors

Maximising natural lighting and air circulation, Wesley College’s facility management team were looking for a clean, bright, acoustical ceiling tile, that was easy to maintain, and provided quick access to services. 

Project Cost

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The Wesley Hospital East Wing – Brisbane

The East Wing Building is a 9 storey, state-of-the-art hospital extension, comprising
single and double bed wards, rehabilitation areas, gymnasiums, day surgery, health & medical
research centre plus an administration centre.

  • Superior mould and moisture resistances
  • Hire fire and acoustic resistance properties
  • No VOC’s
  • High impact resistance
  • 95% recycled materials

With increased resistance to indentation and penetration, Fiberock® Aqua Tough™ interior panels outperform speciality plasterboard and fibre cement panels. They are suitable for use on walls, ceilings, and exterior dry soffit applications, offering abuse, moisture, mould, and fire-resistance. These high-performance panels derive both strength and water resistance from their uniform composition. As a result, they won’t lose their strength when cut. And they are ideal for wet areas, because their panel surface will not delaminate when wet.

Baulderstone Hornibrook were the main contractors and the Superior Walls & Ceilings contract of $7.5 million included all metal framed walls & partitions, suspended ceilings including feature ceilings and large areas of external sheeting.

They provide a smooth, paintable surface that can also be finished with ceramic tile. One type of panel can be used for an entire room, simplifying design and installation, shortening job schedules and lowering in-place costs. They are made from 95% recycled materials, an environmentally friendly option for use in sustainable building construction.
USG Boral Fiberock® was chosen as the primary wall lining material for this eight storey extension due to its performance benefits and outstanding solidity, resistance to fire and impact as well as its excellent resistance to sound transmission.
Being a medical environment, it is also important that the product used for walls resists toxic mould formation and is free from carcinogenic crystalline silica dust risk. The benefits to this project were maximized because it was used in both wet and dry areas thus simplifying design, estimating, site inventory management and installation.