Tenders to construct Logan Hospital’s $460 million expansion are on offer, with work slated to start on the hospital’s main construction next year.
Design of the hospital’s major expansion began last month, with an invitation to offer for two projects—both the hospital expansion and the maternity upgrade—issued to shortlisted companies following an open market expression last month.
A Queensland Health spokesperson said the tenders were in “commercial confidence” with the shortlist understood to be narrowed down to four companies.
Work on infrastructure upgrades will take place during the rest of this year, with the main construction scheduled to start in 2021.
The expansion forms part of a wider infrastructure program at Logan Hospital over the course of five years, aimed at increasing the hospital’s capacity by almost half.
Plans will see one of Logan Hospital’s main buildings increase by four stories and the open-air ground level built-in.
Maternity service upgrades include the addition of birthing pools, overnight facilities for partners with six additional maternity inpatient beds, and five extra birthing suites.
Construction on the hospital’s maternity upgrade is slated to start in September this year.
Member for Waterford Shannon Fentiman described the upgrade as “one of Queensland’s largest-ever hospital expansions”, which will see an additional 206 beds, treatment spaces and upgraded services across Logan Hospital.
The two projects are expected to generate 1000 jobs during construction.
Home to a population of around 330,000, Logan City is one of Queensland’s fastest-growing regions.
Earlier this month, a four-storey medical centre three blocks from the Logan hospital in Meadowbrook was given development approval.
The $30 million centre, at 10-12 Nestor Drive, will replace industrial sheds and is scheduled to start next year with a completion date of 2022.
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