The Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH), is a state of the art medical facility servicing the Gold Coast community. Opening in 2013, the hospital is one of the largest clinical and research facilities in Queensland, covering approximately 170,000 square meters.
Designed to maximise efficiency of service delivery, the hospital provides 750 beds and has over 7,500 staff with the emergency department alone attending to more than 90,000 patients each year. The hospital is a key part of the greater development of the Parklands region, with the growth of Griffith University and the development of the Commonwealth Games Village and surrounding area.
CV Media & Signage, in partnership with our Asset Services team, installed the new external sky signage for the facility. The project included the installation of three external signs – the main “Gold Coast University Hospital” signs at the front and rear of the campus and the vertical “Emergency” sign. The job was designed, fabricated and manufactured in our factory in Eagle Farm, transported to the Gold Coast, and installed by our in-house crews.
Due to the unique demands of the site, the installation required careful planning to ensure there was minimal impact on the hospital’s operations. In addition, several challenges needed to be negotiated due to the rooftop location. The work planning had to factor in the arrival and departure of helicopters and the inability to work over existing in ground infrastructure. Due to the infrastructure, the lifting zone was extended further from the building and as a result the team brought in an 80-tonne crane to deliver and install the rooftop elements. The “Emergency” signage also needed a specialised solution with abseilers required for the installation.
With the new illuminated sky signage successfully delivered, with minimum impact on hospital operations, the hospital can now be seen clearly and proudly as part of the Gold Coast skyline.