Brookfield secures Royal North Shore Hospital building project in Australia

28 February 2013 (Last Updated February 28th, 2013 18:30)

Brookfield Multiplex has secured a contract from Australia's Health Infrastructure to construct a new clinical services building at the Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) in Sydney.

Brookfield Multiplex has secured a contract from Australia’s Health Infrastructure to construct a new clinical services building at the Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) in Sydney.

Designed by Building Studio Architects and Woods Bagot, the nine-storey building will link with the hospital’s existing infrastructure and services.

Surrounded by Westbourne Street, Herbert Street, Red Road and Kolling Lane in St Leonards, the building will deliver an additional 30,000m² of health services to the campus.

The new building will feature a private mental health unit on level two, a women’s health and maternity unit across levels three and four, a general inpatient unit on level five, and a severe burns unit on level six.

Plans also include a pediatric inpatient unit on level seven, as well as creation of a patient-focused health system.

Construction on the building is scheduled to start in early April 2013 and the facility is anticipated to start operations in late 2014.

Brookfield Multiplex regional managing director of New South Wales David Ghannoum said that due to the nature of the project the works will impact on existing hospital circulation and services.

"At its peak construction on the project will create 2,200 jobs," Ghannoum said.

Brookfield said that the construction contract forms part of the client’s overall capital budget of $150m which will be funded by the State Government.

Apart from the new clinical services building, Brookfield is currently delivering the new Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA in Sydney, due for completion in the middle of 2013, and the $2bn Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth, scheduled for completion by the end of the year.