Ipswich Hospital Negative Pressure Wards 7B,7C & 7D




Ipswich, QLD


West Moreton Health & Hospital Services

Contract Type

Principal Contractor





VAE were awarded the Principal Contractor role for the recent HVAC upgrade at Ipswich Hospital to include negative pressure upgrades to wards 7B, 7C and 7D, Emergency and Pod B. The project also involved the BMS upgrade for the new works along with electrical submain upgrade.

VAE provided the following improvements and additions:

  • Bag In – Bag Out (BIBO), High Efficiency Particulate Absorbing (HEPA) Filtration
  • Centrifugal Exhaust Fans for the ward exhaust system, achieving six air changes per hour
  • Outside Air Preconditioning
  • Mechanical Services Switchboard upgrades
  • Building Management System (BMS) upgrade to control newly installed mechanical plant
  • Extension new ductwork including Triage Exhaust Ductwork
  • New roof plant deck and rooftop edge protection
  • The implementation of two 300kw Boilers for preconditioned air to reduce the electrical load on the Ward Block
  • Cranage and Traffic Control, to enable plant lift to the roof
  • Use of abseilers to install the external spiral to ensure the pandemic exhaust ran external of building.
  • Commissioning and tuning  

VAE Group are proud to continue working with West Moreton Health and Hospital Services and Ipswich hospital on this project, as well as other projects we have completed for the Ipswich Hospital.