Toshiba is the name behind many of the products we use every day – but few people know that the company is also at the cutting edge of medical technology, designing, testing and commissioning Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment. Qanstruct completed the company’s national distribution centre for the medical technology side of the business in July, 2016.
At that time, the company was looking for a more spacious headquarters for the supply, delivery and technical support of its advanced medical equipment, for testing new technologies and products, and for training staff. They found the solution in this 12,520m2 office and warehouse complex at the Dexus estate at Quarry West in Pemulway, NSW.
Set on a site which uses bio-swales and detention tanks to manage and disperse stormwater, the 12,500m2 facility was fitted out to meet Toshiba’s requirements for testing and commissioning MRI equipment, in-house training and testing of other medical equipment, x-ray and computer technologies, sales of equipment and small parts, customer support, and product distribution.
Vibrant office spaces provide a contemporary and comfortable work environment including a retail space for display and sales. The office area includes a training room, a technical area, and staff amenities including a recreational gym and large breakout and outdoor areas for work functions and social gatherings, and has been designed to allow for expansion of the level 1 space, to cater for 100% future growth.
In the spacious adjoining warehouse, a dock office services Toshiba’s operations and distribution facility with integrated racking and a Dexion automated multi-shuttle storage, materials handling and retrieval system. Covered super-awnings to the recessed docks provide all-weather loading and unloading, and lead conveniently to the adjoining premises of third-party freight company, Air Road.
Several specialised technical areas have been added to the project including a communications room, an MRI storage room, a workshop for computer and medical equipment, and a CT Scanning procedure room constructed with lead-lined walls, door panel, and glazing to meet certification requirements for radiation. It also includes a battery charging area
Designed to maximise sustainability, the complex also features LED lighting, 99Kw solar array, a rainwater harvesting system and recycled rainwater tanks which service toilets and irrigation systems, bio-retention, and an energy-efficient mechanical design – initiatives which saw the building achieve 5-Star Green Star Design and As-Built ratings from the Green Building Council of Australia.