Elite was engaged to undertake a fitout for Cammeray Veterinary Hospital, a stand-alone terrace-style heritage building located in Sydney’s lower north shore. Senior veterinarian and owner Dr Jennifer Millar has spent the last eight years living and working in the area, and as this was her first clinic, it was a project very close to her heart.
The project involved town planning and approval, the formulation and approval of concepts and plans, and then the design and fitout.
The client’s vision was for a stylish, contemporary design that suited the location in Sydney’s resurgent North Shore, as well as meeting the practical and logistical requirements of a modern veterinary practice.
Key features included the fitout of two consulting rooms, clinical areas, a reception/waiting area, treatment room, surgery, pharmacy, dog wards, a staff area with a toilet, laundry and tea room, and the necessary provisions for X-ray equipment. An oxygen system and scavenge system was also installed.
In terms of the design, the client’s brief included the use of light timber and a sand and olive green palette to exude a “Scandi” feel.
There were a variety of challenges associated with the project, including working with an incredibly tight site in terms of managing the space and trades access. As there was a residential apartment above, disruption needed to be minimised, and restoration/make good works needed to be done on the ceiling and inter tenancy walls.
Due to the dual domestic and commercial use, fire separation had to be upgraded to the unit above to bring the building into compliance with current building code requirements. And, of course, COVID added additional challenges!
We are proud to say that the Elite Fitout Solutions team completed the project to the budget and in the timeframe that was allowed. Working collaboratively with the client also ensured the outcome mirrored their vision without having to make too many compromises or sacrifices. Another happy client!
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