Redevelopment Early Works Advertised

Tasmanians will have access to improved clinical facilities with the new $657 million Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment.

Early construction works packages were advertised on Saturday, 25 April 2015.

The project's Managing Contractor is seeking registrations of interest for the temporary facility for the Liverpool Street forecourt, tunnel services relocation and the removal of hazardous materials.

These packages will provide a boost for the construction industry and the local economy.

As many as 500 jobs will be created through the early works.

Early works will prepare the site for the construction of K-Block; the new ten storey inpatient facility that will be completed in late 2018.

Under the Tasmanian's Government redevelopment plan, key acute services will be accommodated in a 54-bed capacity temporary inpatient facility.

These services will stay on the RHH campus, away from the day to day disruption of major construction with access to critical medical facilities.

The temporary facility is funded with the Government's additional injection of $71.9 million which includes a fully costed decanting plan.

Electrical, hydraulic, medical gases, mechanical and fire services will be relocated from the existing services tunnel to allow for its demolition to make way for construction.

A panel of qualified contractors will also be established for the safe, compliant removal of hazardous materials from areas to be refurbished for decanted services.

Contractors with appropriate prequalification, Building Code 2013 compliance and suitable experience and expertise are encouraged to register their interest. Register via the ICN Gateway

The Managing Contractor for the RHH Redevelopment is the John Holland Fairbrother Joint Venture.

Further construction work packages will be released over coming months.

The RHH Redevelopment is a joint Australian and Tasmanian Government funded initiative.

28 Apr 2015