First major concrete pour for Prince of Wales Hospital Integrated Acute Services Building
A significant milestone in the delivery of the new Prince of Wales Hospital Integrated Acute Services Building (IASB) was reached at the end of January with the first major concrete pour of the building’s basement.
The establishment of this core component of the foundation will see the structure of the new building start to come out of the ground quickly, with full height expected in the last quarter of 2020.
Jennie Barry, General Manager, Prince of Wales Hospital, said the IASB is the first stage of the Randwick Campus Redevelopment and is scheduled for completion in 2022.
“Congratulations to everyone involved in reaching this stage of construction. From the project team, campus and precinct partners to consumers and community members; all have played a key part in the design and planning of our world-class facility.
“I particularly want to acknowledge the many staff and clinicians who continue to take time out of their busy schedules to contribute their expertise to the project, including the critical task of change management,” Ms Barry said.
This milestone follows the exciting news that the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has approved the Integrated Acute Services Building Addition.
The approval will allow the hospital to be extended to accommodate UNSW Sydney for clinical innovation and research, biomedical engineering and research laboratories collocated directly alongside acute healthcare services.
This physical and working integration model builds on 60 years of collaboration between the hospital and UNSW and will not only drive better health services and patient outcomes, but help position the Randwick Health and Education Precinct at the forefront of health research and education internationally.
The IASB’s approval in late 2019 marks a significant milestone, enabling the project to keep pace with the planned opening in 2022. For more information, click here.