Construction is now underway on the George Centre, part of Acurio Health’s new $100 million private maternity and paediatric health facility in Gregory Hills, Sydney.
Buildcorp is managing the construction effort, and is expected to complete the project in mid-2023.
Work has begun on the foundations for the hospital, with large scale earthmoving equipment on site.
A 35-metre-high tower crane with a 6-tonne lifting capacity has been constructed on site, as well as piling rigs to install some 1500m of foundation piling and 800-tonnes of steel reinforcement in the structure.
At its peak, 150 people are expected to be on site for the construction works, project-managed by a Buildcorp team.
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Acurio CEO Scott Fowler said that once completed, the George Centre will deliver additional maternity and paediatric health and wellbeing services to the rapidly growing local community.
“It will complement existing services to help meet the family healthcare needs of Camden, Campbelltown and the surrounding community and will be the first private paediatric-focused healthcare facility in NSW,” Fowler said.
“Providing the best patient experience is the key focus of The George Centre – it will offer a truly patient-centric approach.
“The hospital will attract specialist doctors, allied health professionals and other clinicians.”
Buildcorp’s Managing Director Tony Sukkar said the company is delighted to have begun works.
“Buildcorp’s extensive experience in delivering medical facilities will ensure the community in South Western Sydney is supported with the best infrastructure and amenities,” Sukkar said.
“We are proud to be working with Acurio and experienced project partners to deliver this world-class healthcare centre.”
Acurio Health Chief Strategy Officer and Project Lead for The George Centre, Robert Lin, said more than 13,000 cubic metres of material has already been moved off site to create the basement level.
“The aim is to have the ground floor poured before Christmas,” Lin said.
“Construction is on track in fact slightly ahead of schedule. The current environment will mean a significant proportion of our sub-contractors are residents from within the local LGA.”