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Banyan House Refurbishment

Banyan House Refurbishment, Darwin, NT
project details
Berrimah, Darwin, NT
Department of Planning and Infrastructure
Contract Value:
Completion Date:
31st July 2009
Gerry West, Business Support Manager, Banyan

Sitzler were awarded the contract in September 2008 for the construction of 18 new residential units, administration and clinical treatment facilities including external structures and associated works at Banyan House in Berrimah.

The facility was relying on outdated demountable style accommodation that was inadequate for their current use. The Banyan House Refurbishment is a Commonwealth funded project to bring the facility up to date to be a modern, practical facility to assist with drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

The residential element of the project consists of 3 residential unit blocks, each containing 6 bedroom and ensuite accommodation units (18 in total). The administration building consists of reception area, offices, childrens room, drug and rehabilitation area, interview rooms, and a large outdoor undercover deck. The clinical treatment facilities consists of a large kitchen and dining area for the residents, wet areas, testing /induction area, offices, store and interview facilities.

The building materials are a combination of block work and lightweight construction, natural timber and steel as well as landscaping which has resulted in a climatic appropriate facility.

Minimising disruption to services was a paramount consideration on this project ensuring work crews are segregated from contact with patients and vice versa.

The facility ensures that this critical health service is available for rehabilitating members of the Darwin community. The construction of these new facilities will greatly increase the capacity and quality of services provided by Banyan House.