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Westmead Mechanical – WECC, GASTRO and KRI

Project description

Westmead Hospital is the principal referral hospital for western Sydney, renowned for its comprehensive, highly specialised and complex services provided to its local community, state-wide and nationally.

Patients come to Westmead Hospital for major trauma, bone marrow transplant, renal transplant, pancreas (islet) cell transplant, neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, the Westmead Centre for Oral Health, radiation oncology, cardiology interventional services, cardiothoracic surgery, advanced gastroenterology, the Adult Eating Disorders Service, deep brain stimulation, the Complex Epilepsy Service, complex dermatology, neonatal intensive care, a cystic fibrosis service for adults, and the NSW Huntington Disease Service.

Kerfoot were engaged on multiple projects throughout the hospital to complete the Mechanical electrical (HVAC) scope of works. This consisted of the following:

Kids research institute (KRI) :

  • Disconnect and remove existing Mechanical services switchboard.
  • Design, manufacture and commission new Mechanical Services Switchboard.
  • Design and install all plant to have BMS interface.
  • Three Air handling units with Variable speed drives.
  • Eleven Fan Coil units with EC motors.
  • Ten Miscellaneous ventilation fans direct on line and VSD controlled.
  • Two standalone Communications room Air conditioning units.


  • Disconnect and remove two Mechanical Services Switchboards.
  • Design, manufacture and commission two new Mechanical Services Switchboard.
  • Re-instate existing plant into new MSSB’s.
  • Design and install all plant to have BMS interface.
  • Three new Air handling units in rooftop and ground floor plantrooms with EC motors.
  • Add Variable speed drive to existing Return air fan.
  • Various fan coil units throughout Gastroenterology floor with EC motors.

Westmead education and conference centre (WECC):

  • Add new Mechanical services switchboard compartment to existing MSSB to house new plant power and controls.
  • Design and install all plant to have BMS interface.
  • Three air handling units with EC Motors.
  • Three Return air fans all with Variable speed drives.
  • Various direct on line fans.
  • Two stand alone Communications room air conditioning units.

Project Accolades:

The Kerfoot Mechanical team worked closely with all parties on this HVAC project including our client the builder and the hospitals maintenance department.

As this project involved many board shutdowns, disconnects and replacements thorough investigation works, and switchboard design was crucial to delivering a defect free project, with all existing and new plant being energised and commissioned complication free.

All parties involved in the project where very impressed with our defect free installation and we look forward to working together again in the future.

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