The Oral Health Centre will be Australia's largest and most advanced specialist oral health service. It is a $120 million project (including a $104 million Federal Government grant) that will bring together UQ's School of Dentistry and parts of Queensland Health's Oral Health Services. It will include facilities for dental educational, research and patient services.
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Location - Bramston Terrace, Herston, adjacent to the Mayne Medical School building
Services - dental clinics for care of adults and children, specialist clinics for paediatric dentistry, orthodontics, oral radiology, oral medicine, periodontics, endodontics, special needs dentistry, prosthodondics and other specialist dental services.
Facilities - state of the art dentistry clinics, 174 dental chairs, 13 beds, 2 operating theatres, biomedical research laboratories, dental library, lecture and seminar rooms, simulation laboratories, teaching and office space, coffee shop and medical book shop
Building - 7 levels, footprint of 4,500sqm, features cutting edge technologies and design, with energy-saving features
Timing – site works in February 2011, major site works from July 2011, completion planned for December 2012
Architects – Cox Rayner in association with Hames Sharley and Riddell
Construction - Lend Lease.
Level 1: Parking, bike store, service vehicle area, dental suction plant.
Level 2: Parking, maintenance and IT workshops, compressed air plant, bulk store rooms, fifth year student clinic (16 chairs).
Level 3: Major electrical plant, Paediatric dentistry clinic (6 chairs), Orthodontics clinic (14 chairs), Oral health clinic (20 chairs), third year dental student clinics (40 chairs).
Level 4: Campus services, medical bookshop, cafe, a learning centre with 2 lecture theatres and 5 seminar rooms (seating 150, 125 or 95 people), secure vehicle and ambulance entry, hospital dentistry clinic (6 chairs) with 6 supporting recovery bays.
Level 5: Undergraduate student centre, two simulation laboratories (105 and 56 workstations), clinical support laboratories, fourth year dental student clinics (40 chairs).
Level 6: Administrative and research student office areas, general wet laboratory research space and 6 specialised research laboratories, diagnostic suite (4 chairs, 7 radiology bays and 2 consulting rooms), surgical suite (9 chairs and 2 theatres with 5 supporting recovery bays), and a specialist suite (15 chairs).
Level 7: Postgraduate student common room, academic and professional staff offices and meeting rooms, and staff common room.
Level 8: Plant and equipment.
Design Development - August 2009 to November 2010
Tender Process - December 2010 to June 2011
Construction - July 2011 to December 2012
Handover & Occupation - Mid 2013