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hospital building while the public sector
will operate the hospital.
e Children s Health Partnership con-
sortium comprises International Public
Partnerships as equity holders, Bovis Lend
Lease as builder, Spotless Group as facilities
manager and architects Billard Leece, Bates
Smart and HKS (US).
Construction is almost at full speed with
approximately 1600 workers currently on-
site and an expected peak of approximately
2200 expected within the next six months.
e new health facility aims to be Aus-
tralia s greenest hospital using the Green
Building Council of Australia s healthcare
e buildings will incorporate a number
of energy e cient measures that will con-
tribute toward a 10% reduction in energy
use and a 45% reduction in greenhouse
ese e ciencies plan to be achieved
through a number of factors including the
use of solar panels; building orientation
towards the north and a 2.4MW gas- red
In the trigeneration plant, electricity
will be generated from burning gas, and
the heat produced during the generation
of electricity will be captured and used for
heating, domestic hot water and cooling.
An 800kW biomass boiler will also help to
heat the new hospital and contribute to the
use of renewable energy.
Another initiative is the inclusion of
active chilled beams that will be used for
cooling in the majority of patient areas.
Chilled water runs through beams and,
when combined with 100% fresh air, will
provide radiant cooling, improved air qual-
ity and improved e ciency.
Water saving measures include rain-
water collection from at least 75% of all
new roof areas, and storage tanks will be
sized to collect 85% of runo from the col-
lection areas, as well as a blackwater treat-
ment plant to recycle rain and wastewater
for reuse in toilet ushing, in cooling plant,
watering internal gardens and Royal Park.
Construction is running to schedule
and the new hospital is due to open in
Construction has started on
Western Australia s largest ever
infrastructure building project.
First concrete was poured
on the rst of 620 piles and caps for the
foundations of the main Fiona Stanley
Hospital building in early December.
e hospital has a project budget of
$1.76 billion. In addition, the federal
government has provided $255.7 million
in funding for a 140-bed state rehabilita-
e hospital is a campus-style devel-
opment, with the main hospital building
accompanied by buildings for education
and pathology, the state rehabilitation
service, mental health, administration and
central plant. When complete, there will
be 150,000m2 of oor space inhabited by
e main building will include four
ward towers, an emergency department,
and a main concourse which will be the
heart of the hospital. e development
has been designed by the FSH Design
Collaboration comprising Silver omas
Hanley, Hassell and Hames Sharley.
Located on a 32.4ha greenfield site
bounded by Murdoch Drive and the Kwi-
nana Freeway, the development will cover
an area equivalent to four city blocks.
e site o ce alone is almost 1300m2
in size and built to accommodate more
than 120 people over the ve-year life of
The managing contractor for
the $1.2 billion Queensland
Children s Hospital project
was appointed in January,
signalling the start of construction on the
largest capital investment in children s
health services in Queensland s history.
Queensland deputy premier and min-
ister for health Paul Lucas said Abigroup
Contractors would manage construction
of the project, which will combine the
Royal and Mater Children s hospitals
into one facility in south Brisbane.
e new hospital will have 359 beds
-- 71 more than the combined total
now at the Mater and Royal Children s
hospitals, along with new obesity, pain
and allergy clinics and a new renal treat-
Work to prepare the site of the new
Queensland Children s Hospital com-
menced in early 2009 and the hospital
is scheduled for completion in 2014.
e project involves the construction
of a 12 storey hospital, with an addi-
tional four levels of underground park-
ing, located next to the existing Mater
Children s Hospital in south Brisbane.
Abigroup managing director David
Jurd said the hospital has a striking
design and will incorporate the use of
colour and space as well as a creative art
program to create a patient and family
friendly environment and enhance clini-
It is being designed by archi-
tects Conrad Gargett and Lyons in a
Colour and space incorporated into design
Meeting the growing needs of Perth
An artist s impression of the new Queensland Children s Hospital.
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