LYSAGHT Solution Provides Healthy Savings For Life-saving Health Centre Project

Broken Hill Health Service is a major rural referral centre and provides a range of vital inpatient and outpatient services for numerous residents across the far-west of NSW.

As a crucial source of medical care for many, a $30 million redevelopment is currently underway which includes the upgrade of Broken Hill Hospital and construction of a new integrated Community Health Centre including a five-chair dental health facility; child, family and community health services; new staff office accommodation, and the reconfiguration of the hospital’s ambulatory care wing to expand cancer care services and consolidate patient waiting areas.

In delivering for the remote-area project, Toowoomba-based Hutchinson Builders elected to provide a cost-effective and convenient modular construction solution which also featured a cost-effective solution using LYSAGHT ENSEAM™ cladding COLORBOND® steel colours Wallaby® and Woodland Grey®, from Lysaght’s exciting ZENITH™ range of premium architectural profiles.


One of Australia's largest privately-owned construction companies, with a proud 105-year history of excellence in building, Hutchinson Builders have proven their modular build-style with many other projects including a hospital in Alpha in Central West Queensland.

As such, Hutchinson chose the same method in delivering for the new Broken Hill Community Health Centre, building the required structures in modular form at their Toowoomba fabrication yards, where they were assembled in 42 modules and transported via 42 semi-trailer loads to Broken Hill for reassembly on site and subsequent internal fit out and finalisation of roofing.

In seeking to ensure the new centre was visually appealing, as well as functional, LYSAGHT ENSEAM™ wall cladding was selected for the Health Centre - a highly popular profile from the LYSAGHT ZENITH™ range.

With the timeline of the project requiring product supply to be arranged before an installer was awarded, Hutchinson Builders naturally went directly to Lysaght as the two companies have enjoyed a good relationship over many years. The brief for the project required a cladding that was architecturally striking whilst being able to be readily used for the modular construction methodology. In discussing the product supply, the Lysaght team put forward ENSEAM™ cladding as an alternative solution, as Hayley Eccles, Lysaght’s Toowoomba Branch Manager, explained.

“LYSAGHT ENSEAM™ cladding delivers a bold rib and visual, has ease of install and is backed by Lysaght’s comprehensive testing to Australian Standards,” she said. “It was therefore very easy decision for Hutchinson’s to propose ENSEAM™ cladding to the project specification team. Likewise, the project specification team saw the benefit that LYSAGHT ENSEAM™ offered and confirmed its selection in the specification as a result.

“For Hutchinson Builders on this project, as with every Lysaght customer, our goal is always to deliver the most cost-effective and suitable solution to meet their needs.”


One of five European-inspired profiles available in Lysaght’s ZENITH™ premium range, LYSAGHT ENSEAM™ cladding features broad flat pans and a lower, yet substantial rib, which combine to form a distinct visual dynamic. While possessing clean and striking good looks, LYSAGHT ENSEAM™ cladding also has an easy style that makes it a very versatile solution for contemporary architectural designs.


Inspired by the best in European design, Lysaght’s ZENITH™ range provides a stylish suite of profiles that deliver a striking visual impact wherever they are used.

The LYSAGHT ZENITH™ range is available in the contemporary COLORBOND® steel colour range, the superb COLORBOND® Metallic steel colour range, the stunning COLORBOND® steel Matt colour range, the expansive colour array of the LYSAGHT YOURCOLOR™ custom colour offer and also in unpainted ZINCALUME ® steel.

For style with peace of mind, every product in the ZENITH™ range has been tested in Lysaght’s NATA accredited facility to ensure it not only adheres to Australian Standards but can also meet the rigorous challenges of Australia’s harsh conditions, even in cyclonic regions.