In 2016 we were commissioned to design a Raised Helicopter Landing Site (HLS) for the North West Regional Hospital, Burnie, Tasmania. The prefabricated entry bridge provides direct access to the Emergency Department from the Landing Site. The HLS is a very technically challenging project with strict aviation requirements including flight path definition within the existing topography. Lighting and control is also state of the art – night vision compliant – and can be controlled remotely from the approaching helicopter. This specialist lighting system, including the control module, was designed and fabricated in the USA.
The project is under construction and is due to be commissioned early in March 2017.