The Victorian Government has appointed John Holland to deliver the new central energy plant and support services building as part of stage two of the $541.6 million Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment.
The works include upgrading infrastructure to support the existing site and ensure the hospital has backup emergency power.
The new building will house a state-of-the-art pharmacy, pathology services and an Education and Learning Centre for Grampians Health and Deakin Rural Clinical School.
Once open, the upgraded hospital will have the capacity to treat at least 18,000 more emergency patients and an extra 14,500 inpatients each year.
“This is an exciting step for the biggest infrastructure project in Ballarat’s history – creating more local jobs and giving local families access to the world-class healthcare they deserve,” Minister for Health Infrastructure Mary-Anne Thomas said in a press release.
ICN Vic is working with John Holland to identify local suppliers with capability to support the hospital upgrade.
“At this stage, companies are invited to an EOI against the Work Packages listed on ICN Gateway,” ICN Vic Industry Adviser – Ballarat Garry Holding said.
“All companies who submit an EOI will be included in information presented to companies who are short listed to bid for this Project.”
The project scope will include:
- a purpose-built central energy plant support servicesbuilding, with a gross floor area of around 9,227m2
- a new services tunnel linking the central energy plant to existing buildings within the hospital, including services infrastructure
- removing a temporary link between the medical services building and the Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre building
- reinstatement works.
Companies who want to submit an EOI must have an ICN Gateway company profile. For more information, visit the Ballarat Base Hospital Redevelopment project Gateway page.