Perth Children's Hospital
Currently under construction on the QEII Medical site in Nedlands, adjacent to Kings Park, the new $1.2 billion Perth Children's hospital will replace Princess Margaret Hospital for Children.
Due for completion in 2015, the state-of-the-art hospital will house WA's only paediatric trauma centre, an integrated research and education facility - including the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research. It will also include all other services currently provided by Princess Margaret Hospital including rehabilitation services and specialist burns and oncology units.
As Perth's leading paediatric care and research facility, it will also offer more family facilities, including bedside accommodation for parents and family resource lounges, along with a larger operating theatre capacity, a high dependency unit and more neonatal intensive care beds.
Since the sod-turning in January 2012, the project has completed excavation works, foundation works and the construction of the basement.
In early 2013, structural works commenced on all three lift cores, with one now reaching level six. Construction on six of the 10 stair cores is also well under way, with the highest now extending to level seven.
Work is set to commence on the external façade of the hospital in the coming months. This will see the building enclosed to allow the construction team to begin fit out of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic services.
- 78,000m3 of floor space
- 3,600 rooms
- Over 400 workers on site, increasing to 950 by end 2013
- 84,000m3 of concrete poured
- 12,900 tonnes of steel installed
- January 2012 Construction commenced
- Mid 2012 Foundation works commenced
- Late 2012 Structural works commenced
- Late 2013 Façade and fit-out works commence
- Mid 2014 Structure complete
- Late 2014 Commissioning commence
- Early 2015 Commissioning complete
- Mid 2015 Construction complete