More than 1700 construction jobs are set to be created after the Victorian Government’s selection of a builder for the Victorian Heart Hospital.
John Holland will deliver the $564 million hospital, located on the Monash University Clayton Campus in Melbourne’s south-east.
The company has previously built health projects such as the St Andrews Hospital in Ipswich, the Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital and Greenslopes Private Hospital in Brisbane.
The Victorian Heart Hospital aims to bring the state’s leading cardiac specialists and researchers together to provide diagnosis and treatment.
When fully developed, the hospital will have the capacity for 2150 cardiac surgeries and 13,000 cardiac laboratory procedures a year, with the ability to handle up to 28,300 cardiac emergency presentations and 108,000 consultations.
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The building’s architecture uses biophilic design principles, including light-filled interiors, a connection to the outdoors and maximising the surrounding native landscape through window views.
Environmental impacts of construction will be minimised by incorporating passive design strategies, such as using climatic conditions to create energy-efficient heating and cooling systems and using locally sources materials.
John Holland CEO Joe Barr said the company was excited to start work on the landmark Victorian Heart Hospital after the final contracts were signed.
“This state-of-the-art facility will lead the way in caring for heart patients, bringing together treatment, medical research and training under one roof,” Barr said.
“We are committed to transforming lives through our projects, and we will ensure we create a facility that delivers the best patient outcomes possible for years to come.”
John Holland Executive General Manager – Building, David Lehmann said early works work will begin in coming months.
“This hospital will raise the bar for patient-centred design in Australian hospital construction, and we couldn’t be more excited to start work on this life-saving facility,” Lehmann said.
Construction is expected to commence in late 2019 with the hospital due to be completed in late 2022.