New Royal Adelaide Hospital

South Australia
Contract type
Design and construct
South Australian Government
  • Building
2011 to 2017

Delivering Australia’s most advanced hospital 

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital is one of South Australia's most advanced hospitals, providing world-class care for people and communities.

The new hospital was designed to ensure all South Australians have access to state-of-the-art facilities that are resilient to the State's future health care needs.

The new RAH is located in Adelaide’s west end, alongside the health and research facilities at the SA Health and Medical Research Institute.

It has 800 beds, including 100 same-day beds, and has numerous Economically Sustainable Initiatives incorporated into the design.

In early September, 2017 the new RAH was officially opened to patients and it is estimated that 85,000 patients per year will be cared for at the new facility.

Additional features include:

  • 100% single inpatient rooms with opening windows, natural light and access to outdoor areas and green space;
  • 40 technical suites (operating theatres);
  • Gardens and open green spaces throughout the site providing spaces for relaxation and healing;
  • An underground car park with approximately 2,300 bays; and
  • A commercial precinct, including a creche, mini-mart, restaurant, cafes and gymnasium.

Construction milestones included:

  • Topping out of the concrete structure - September 2014
  • Architectural and functional design completion - December 2014
  • High Voltage infrastructure completion with the connection of two 66Kv supply feeds from South Australian power networks to the site substation - December 2014
  • Last tower crane removed - May 2015
  • Certificate of Occupancy - October 2016
  • Technical Completion - March 2017
  • Commercial Acceptance - June 2017

The consortium and joint venture arrangements:

SA Health Partnership Consortium (SAHP) comprising Hansen Yuncken, CPB Contractors, Macquarie and Spotless have undertaken the financing, design, construction and operation of the non-clinical services of the hospital for 35 years. The Hansen Yuncken CPB Contractors Joint Venture (HYLC) designed and constructed this landmark project.

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