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Hospitals 24 July 2023

Frankston Hospital redevelopment reaches one year construction mark

The $1.1 billion Frankston Hospital redevelopment is celebrating a year of construction as structural works start on the new 12-storey clinical services tower.

Over the past 12 months, the hospital redevelopment site has been transformed.

We’ve removed 50,000 cubic metres of soil and poured more than 410 cubic metres of concrete to form the foundations of the new structure.

A third tower crane has arrived onsite – it takes on special meaning for the local community, named ‘Pinkies’ in honour of Peninsula Health’s longest running volunteer group, the Pink Ladies.

The new multideck carpark is also taking shape. Once complete, the carpark will provide more parking for hospital staff, patients and visitors.

To date, more than 670 people, including 45 trainees and apprentices, have worked almost 170,000 combined hours on site to help bring the bigger, better hospital closer to life.

Major concrete pours for the main tower’s basement are now underway.

Watch the recent construction activity in the video.

The $1.1 billion Frankston Hospital redevelopment celebrated a year of construction and the start of structural works on the new 12-storey clinical services tower.

Text on screen: We’re celebrating one year of construction on the $1.1 billion Frankston Hospital redevelopment. Disclaimer: This video includes construction footage that has been sped up. 

IMAGES: montage of aerial views of a construction site

Text on screen: Structural works are now underway, starting with major concrete pours for the new 12-storey tower 

IMAGES: montage of timelapse footage of construction work

Text on screen: In the past 12 months, 168,164 combined hours have been completed on site and 674 workers inducted.

We’ve excavated 50,000 cubic meters of soil from the basement and foundations, poured more than 410 cubic meters of concrete and installed 100 tonnes of steel – about the same weight as 16 African elephants.

The new multideck carpark is starting to take shape, and will provide more parking for staff, patients and visitors 

IMAGES: an aerial view of a construction site

Text on screen: Main works on your bigger, better Frankston Hospital are on track for completion in late 2025;

IMAGE: A screen displays the text ‘in partnership with’ and the Peninsula Health and Exemplar Health logos. A sliding transition screen then displays the Victorian Health Building Authority and Victoria State Government logos and the web address vhba.vic.gov.au 

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About the Frankston Hospital redevelopment

The project will transform services at the hospital, adding capacity to treat approximately 35,000 more patient episodes each year. This will help cut wait times and reduce pressure on other Melbourne hospitals.

The redevelopment will deliver:

  • a new clinical services tower and main entrance
  • 130 more beds
  • new spaces for mental health and oncology services
  • expanded women’s and children’s services
  • 15 new operating theatres
  • redevelopment and expansion of the hospital’s emergency department.

Main works are expected to be completed in late 2025

Learn more about the Frankston Hospital redevelopment on our dedicated project page

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