Hospitals 01 June 2022

New designs released for Ballarat Base Hospital’s central energy plant and support services building

New artist impressions of the central energy plant and support services building being delivered as part of the Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment have been unveiled.

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

The building, located on Drummond Street, will also house support services including a state-of-the-art pharmacy, pathology services and an Education and Learning Centre.

The release of new designs marks a significant step in the delivery of the $541.6 million Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment.

What’s next? Demolition is currently underway on Eildon House and the Edward Wilson Building to pave the way for construction of the new building, which is set to begin in late 2022.

The search for a builder to deliver this package of work will begin shortly. The shortlist is expected to be released soon.

Final designs of the multi-level hospital tower will be released later this year. Construction of the final stage will be completed in 2027.

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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