Hospitals 04 July 2023

Warrnambool Base Hospital RLDC nears structural completion

The $384.2 million Warrnambool Base Hospital redevelopment is on track, with construction of the new offsite Regional Logistics Distribution Centre (RLDC) nearing structural completion.

The RLDC will provide state-of-the-art commercial linen services and a modern healthcare supply and logistics warehouse.

Construction of the new facility forms an important part of the enabling works for the rest of the hospital redevelopment. Moving these functional services offsite will make way for the new multi-storey clinical services tower at Warrnambool Base Hospital.

More than 1,500 cubic metres of concrete has been poured on the RLDC site so far. Once the roof is on, works to fit-out the interior will start.

The 5,280 square metre RLDC will support more than 50 health providers across Western Victoria. The RLDC is expected to be operational in early 2024, and will be operated by South West Healthcare.

We're nearing structural completion of the Regional Logistics Distribution Centre (RLDC) in Warrnambool

Text: We’re nearing structural completion of the Regional Logistics Distribution Centre (RLDC) in Warrnambool.

IMAGES: an aerial view of timelapse footage showing construction progress over time

Text: The RLDC will provide commercial linen services and a healthcare supply and logistics warehouse.

IMAGES: an artist’s impression of the completed building and free up space for the $384.2 million redevelopment of Warrnambool Base Hospital

IMAGES: montage showing aerial footage of Warrnambool and the Warrnambool Base Hospital

Text: So far, 1500m3 of concrete has been poured and 140 pre-cast concrete panels used.

Once the roof is on, the fit-out of the state-of-the-art interior will begin.

IMAGES: timelapse footage showing construction progress over time

Text: The RLDC is on track to be completed in early 2024.

IMAGES: an artist’s impression of the completed building

A white screen displays the text ‘In partnership with’ and the logos for both South West Healthcare and Hansen Yuncken.

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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Main works to start in 2024

Site preparations for the Warrnambool Base Hospital redevelopment are on track to start later this year, with main works to start in 2024.

The redevelopment is expected to be completed in 2027. The redevelopment will deliver:

  • a new multi-storey hospital tower
  • a bigger emergency department
  • a new suite of operating theatres
  • an additional 22 inpatient beds
  • a dedicated paediatric unit
  • clinical accommodation for pathology services, dialysis and central sterile services
  • a 120-space basement carpark for patients and visitors.

Learn more about the redevelopment on the Warrnambool Base Hospital redevelopment project page.

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