Contractors have been selected for the $541.6 million Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment.
Lyons has been appointed as the Principal Architect for Stage 2 (construction of the Central Energy Plant Building) and Stage 3 (the Main Tower) of the project. LCI was appointed as the Principal Engineers.
The Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment aims to deliver a central energy plant, a new pharmacy, education and training facilities, a new emergency department, a women and children’s hub, theatre suite and an extra 100 inpatient and short stay beds.
A new and expanded critical care floor will bring together operating theatres, procedure rooms, an expanded intensive care unit, endoscopy suites and consulting rooms – delivering capacity for an additional 4000 surgeries every year.
Final designs for the project are expected to be released early next year.
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Construction of the central energy plant, pharmacy, pathology and education and training facilities are expected to get underway in August 2022.
Construction of the multi-level hospital tower, which will include the new emergency department, women and children’s hub, theatre suite and extra inpatient and short stay beds will commence in 2024.
The Victorian Health Building Authority CEO Rob Fiske said the redevelopment will support Ballarat Base Hospital to provide modern services for a growing local community.
“We are looking forward to working with Lyons, LCI and Ballarat Health Services on this significant piece of regional infrastructure, and engaging with the local community to understand their priorities and aspirations for what their new hospital will look like,” Fiske said.