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Honeywell named Frankston facility services provider

By Zach Thompson
Wed 6 Jul 2022

Honeywell has been named the joint facility services provider for Frankston Hospital’s AU$1.1 billion redevelopment.

Honeywell’s involvement in the project will also include providing a new facility integrated with the existing hospital, allowing Peninsula Health to carry out its Model of Care and resulting in solid outcomes for built form, technology and sustainability.

Honeywell is a member of the Exemplar Health consortium and, in this capacity, will supply hard facilities management and install building management products such as Honeywell Forge enterprise performance management software to foster greater sustainability, efficiency and security within the facility, backed by a 25-year service contract.

Honeywell Forge will give Frankston Hospital a machine learning offering that continuously studies the energy consumption patterns of a building and adjusts accordingly to energy-saving settings without compromising occupant comfort levels.

This will enable Frankston Hospital to carry out condition-based maintenance to reduce unplanned reactive work and bring down costs associated with the amount of energy consumed by the facility.

In addition, the project will see Honeywell provide Frankston Hospital with an all-electric energy offering for greater cost-efficiency and lower emissions.

Further, doing this will support Victoria’s progress to meeting net-zero emissions by 2050.

Once completed, Honeywell says Frankston Hospital will use significantly less energy than similar hospitals and mitigate expensive and disruptive conversions later in its lifetime.

“We are pleased to be a part of such [a] significant project to help enhance the Frankston Hospital campus and continue the care the Peninsula Health team delivers to the community,” Exemplar Health CEO Fiona McKerrow says.

“As the Frankston community continues to grow, the redevelopment will allow the hospital to better support its patients, families and staff.

“We look forward to working closely with the Victorian Government and Peninsula Health to deliver this critical piece of health infrastructure.”

As part of the redevelopment, Honeywell will also be expanding on its existing technology platform installed on the Frankston campus by integrating the latest in building technology, security, life safety and energy management.

This will afford Peninsula Health the means to implement a flexible and scalable technology platform throughout the entire campus that can support its evolving Model of Care with the same operational efficiency, straightforward connectivity and redundancy from the beginning with minor disruption.

Honeywell will also maintain and manage the Frankston facility and its building management system to meet applicable Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) principles.

Additionally, it will work to maintain the facility’s NABERS rating to minimise peak energy demand as well as the costs associated with the amount of energy and water consumed.

The redevelopment involves constructing a multi-level tower that will provide a new main entrance, a multi-storey car park, 130 additional beds, new operating theatres, new maternity obstetrics and paediatric wards and improved mental health services.

“We are pleased to be selected to support the building services for the Frankston Hospital Redevelopment for the next 25 years,” Honeywell Building Technologies Asia Pacific services general manager Stefanie Oakes says.

“Our team is focused on the future for this project, knowing that net zero by 2050 is mandated, we are going beyond the minimum project requirements to help deliver an energy-efficient hospital that provide an optimum indoor environment and therapeutic design, while maximising energy efficiency.”

The hospital project is a public-private partnership.

While Peninsula Health takes care of the public operating of all clinical services, Exemplar Health consortium will manage the financing, design, construction and redevelopment maintenance under contract with the Victorian Government for 25 years after the building is finished.

The Exemplar Health consortium brings together Capella Capital as infrastructure developer, financial advisor and equity investor, Lendlease as design and construction partner, Honeywell and Compass Group as facilities services providers and Aware Super as co-investor.

Moreover, Bates Smart, Congrad Gargett, WSP and Waterman AHW led the design offering.

Honeywell has a presence across a range of sectors, including commercial buildings, healthcare, critical infrastructure and justice and corrections projects, and brings 30 years of experience in total asset management and public/private partnership projects in Australia.

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