Lendlease has been awarded the main works contract to build a key component of the New South Wales $720 million Randwick Campus redevelopment.
The construction giant expects to have 600 workers on-site of the Prince of Wales hospital’s new Acute Services Building by mid-next year, with the building slated to open in 2022.
Lendlease's appointment comes after 18-months of collaboration with the New South Wales government and project stakeholders.
The announcement also follows two project disputes in recent months between Lendlease and New South Wales government, the $344 million redevelopment of the Sydney Art Gallery of NSW, and the $729 million Allianz stadium rebuild.
Lendlease Building chief executive Dale Connor said that Lendlease has completed more than 50 hospital and health-related projects in Australia across the past decade.
“With 16 completed in New South Wales,” Connor said.
“These include projects include Newcastle Mater Hospital Redevelopment, Campbelltown Macarthur Hospital and Macquarie University Private Hospital.”
Lendlease also delivered the Gosford Hospital Redevelopment, Victoria’s Bendigo Hospital and the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in Queensland.
In March, state and federal governments announced $608 million in funding towards Australia’s first comprehensive children’s cancer centre at Randwick (Lead image).
The announcement was on top of the existing $720 million investment in place for the hospital revamp.
The funding is hoped to transform cancer care, adding more than 50 per cent to the size of the children’s hospital, and see the addition of a new emergency department.