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Preferred bidder chosen to build Footscray Hospital

A preferred bidder has been named to deliver the new Footscray Hospital, Victoria’s largest ever health infrastructure investment.

A preferred bidder has been named to deliver the new Footscray Hospital, Victoria’s largest ever health infrastructure investment.

Plenary Health consortium has been announced as the preferred bidder to enter into an exclusive negotiation with the Victorian Government to deliver the new Footscray Hospital.

The consortium is made up of the Plenary Group as sponsor and investor, Sojitz Corporation as investor, Multiplex as the builder and Honeywell and Compass as the facilities and maintenance managers. The architectural design team is led by Billard Leece Partnership and Cox Architecture.

The project will be delivered as a Public Private Partnership, which involves a private consortium to design, construct, finance and maintain the new facility over a period of 25 years, creating up to 2000 jobs during the construction and operating phases of the hospital.

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The Footscray Hospital will feature at least 504 beds, enabling care for around 15,000 additional patients and will allow an extra 20,000 people to be seen by the emergency department each year.

The new hospital will be built on the corner of Geelong and Ballarat Roads, and will replace the current hospital on Gordon Street that was built in the 1950s.

“The new Footscray Hospital is the single biggest hospital project in Victoria’s history to date, and we’re doing everything we can to get construction underway as soon as possible,” Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority CEO Rob Fiske said.

“Following an extensive evaluation process, Government will now negotiate solely with Plenary Health towards contract award.

“This hospital means world class care in the growing Western suburbs for generations to come.”

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