St John Ambulance Northam Regional Training Centre & Ambulance Depot
St John Ambulance WA Ltd
MODUS Design is proud to have assisted St John Ambulance with the design, documentation and super-intendency of their new state-of-the-art regional training centre & depot in Northam.
The project brief called for a new type of facility respectful of its semi-rural location and well suited to providing vital emergency services training to the Avon Valley community as well as a separate depot for 8 emergency response ambulances.
As the project was funded in part by the ‘Federal National Stronger Regions Fund’, MODUS was called upon to scrutinise progress of the progress
of works at both project and federal levels.
Challenges to the project included having the foundations washed-away in an extraordinary heavy rain events that also saw Northam town-centre flooded, as well as the unforseable presence of an local natural aquifer below the depot that impeded compaction of the soil in that area.
In the end, the project was delivered both on time and on budget and to the ultimate satisfaction of St John Ambulance.