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Early Works Commencing on New WCH

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nWCH News
Posted 3 Dec 2023

Work is set to begin on our new hospital, marking a significant milestone in this important project, with a $306 million package of early works now finalised.

Plans have been finalised to deliver the important first stages of the Project, including the hospital’s eight-storey car park and central energy plant that will start construction next year.

Site investigations have already begun and the first early works will begin this month.

Construction of our new hospital’s 1,300 space car park is due to commence in the second quarter of next year and is scheduled for completion in early 2027.

The car park will provide significantly more parking capacity for staff and visitors compared to the current Women’s and Children’s Hospital car park which has about 940 spaces.

The car park building’s design will complement the surrounding Park Lands and will include disability car parks, pram parking and parking for our consumers and staff.

The car park roof will house solar panels with a 600kw capacity and it will include 150 bicycle spaces, and facilities for bike riders including showers and change rooms.

Work will also commence on the hospital’s two-storey central energy facility, located to the north of the car park. This will house the hospital’s electrical and mechanical engineering equipment including generators and cooling towers. The hospital will be the first 100 per cent electric public hospital in South Australia.

These early works will also include the important relocation of engineering services that will continue to service the Adelaide Gaol, the construction of the stormwater outlet structure and associated pipework, and the first phase of demolition on the car park site.

With the cooperation of SAPOL, early works will proceed while enabling the Mounted Operations Unit to continue onsite while their new home at Gepps Cross continues to be built.

Design works for our hospital are continuing with the Project on track for full completion by 2030-31.