The New South Wales Government has awarded the main works contract to build the Prince of Wales Hospital’s new Acute Services Building as part of the $720 million Randwick Campus Redevelopment.
Lendlease won the contract and expects to have around 600 construction workers on the Prince of Wales Hospital site when the project reaches the peak of construction in mid-2020.
The project will also help deliver education opportunities through a partnership with TAFE NSW and a skills exchange program.
A Skills Legacy Pilot program will also be used as part of the project, to provide employment and training for women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, long term unemployed, and apprentices.
Lendlease Chief Executive Officer Building Australia, Dale Connor, said the company is delighted to be engaged by the NSW Government to deliver health infrastructure for the state.
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“In the past decade, we’ve successfully completed more than 50 hospital and health related projects across Australia, with 16 completed in New South Wales,” Connor said.
“These include projects which have been successfully delivered for NSW Government including the Gosford Hospital Redevelopment. Other projects include Newcastle Mater Hospital Redevelopment, Campbelltown Macarthur Hospital and Macquarie University Private Hospital.
“Construction of the new Acute Services Building will ensure the NSW Government benefits from our proven health and hospitals expertise, which have been developed through successful delivery of the Gosford Hospital Redevelopment, Victoria’s Bendigo Hospital and the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in Queensland.”
Connor said the announcement follows more than 18 months of collaboration between Lendlease, NSW Government and key stakeholders in the project.
“Importantly, we are partnering with NSW Government on a strong commitment to create more jobs in local communities for women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, the long-term unemployed and apprentices as part of the project’s delivery,” he said.