Regional facilities 19 December 2022

Builder appointed for next stage of Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment

John Holland has been appointed to deliver the new central energy plant and support services building on Drummond Street as part of stage two of the $541.6 million Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment.

A central energy plant is a building that supplies power, heating and cooling to the hospital, including backup power during disruptions.

The works include upgrading infrastructure to support the existing site to ensure hospitals can power themselves in an emergency. The new building will also house a state-of-the-art pharmacy, pathology services and an Education and Learning Centre for Grampians Health and Deakin Rural Clinical School.

This next stage follows significant refurbishment and demolition works. These were completed by local builder H. Troon on the Ballarat Base Hospital site earlier this year. The works have paved the way for construction of the new building on Drummond Street.

Next steps

Enabling works to prepare the site for construction are getting underway next week, ahead of foundation works starting early next year.

Construction of the new building is expected to be completed in late 2024, supporting more than 170 construction jobs.

Expressions of interest from local subcontractors and suppliers

Local subcontractors and product suppliers are encouraged to register their interest in working on the Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment through the Industry Capability Network (ICN).

Visit the ICN website

About the Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment

Once complete, the expansion of the Ballarat Base Hospital will deliver:

  • a new central energy plant
  • new pharmacy and pathology facilities
  • a new Education and Learning Centre
  • a multilevel hospital tower
  • a new emergency department
  • a women and children’s hub
  • a state-of-the-art theatre suite
  • an extra 100 inpatient and short stay beds
  • a new and expanded critical care floor.

To learn more about the project:

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