Hospitals 30 August 2021

Local builder appointed to Ballarat Base Hospital expansion

Ballarat-based construction company, H. Troon, has been appointed to help deliver the first stage of decanting works for Ballarat Base Hospital’s $541.6 million expansion.

Decanting works involve relocating some hospital functions to allow for critical demolition works and the continuity of services throughout construction.

The decanting works will start in August, providing a boost to local jobs and the local economy.

H. Troon joins a number of recent appointments to deliver this significant project for Ballarat and the surrounding communities, including

  • DesignInc - architects for relocation works
  • Lyons - architects for main works
  • LCI Consultants - building services engineers
  • Donald Cant Watts Corke - quantity surveyor
  • Integral Group - fire safety
  • PLP Building Surveyors & Consultants - building surveyor.

About the Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment

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

  • a new emergency department
  • a women and children’s hub
  • state-of-the-art theatre suite
  • an extra 100 inpatient and short stay beds.

The hospital will also include a new and expanded critical care floor. This will bring together operating theatres, procedure rooms, an expanded intensive care unit, endoscopy suites and consulting rooms.

The redeveloped hospital will deliver capacity for an extra 4,000 surgeries. It will also have capacity to treat at least 18,000 more emergency patients, and an extra 14,500 inpatients, each year.

The project will create more than 1,400 construction jobs and be completed over multiple stages. Construction is expected to be completed in 2027.

Learn more about the Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment via our dedicated project page.

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Last updated: 30 August 2021