Tamworth Hospital

Client: Health Infrastructure
Architect: McConnel Smith & Johnson Pty Ltd
Delivery Form: Design and Construction
Location: Tamworth, NSW
Value: $124m (JV with Lend Lease)
Completion date: September 2014

Delivered as part of a joint venture between Richards Crookes Constructions and Lend Lease, the project was the second, major stage of a four stage redevelopment of the Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital (TRRH). The project consisted of design finalisation, construction and commissioning of the five-storey Acute Services Building (ASB), upgrades to the existing 1883 heritage listed building, construction of a new helipad, landscaping and civil infrastructure servicing.

Details of completed works:

  • Demolition of two single-storey buildings and one double-storey building,to make way for the new Acute Services Building (ASB) and civil and landscape areas.
  • In-ground services and detailed excavation following on from the Main Works 1 exc
    avation project.
  • Construction of the Acute Services Building; a predominantly concrete structure with post tension concrete suspended slabs and structural steel framing to the roof, main awnings and to the link bridge which links the new building to the existing hospital.
  • Construction of a composite aluminium façade complete with aluminium windows, glazed balustrades, timber screens and outdoor children’s play equipment located on level three.
  • Fitout and finishes within the Acute Services Building totalling approximately 27,430 square metres, across the following major departments: mortuary services, admissions, retail pharmacy, kitchen, centralsterile services department, bulk stores, back of house services, medical inpatients ward, emergency department, surgical inpatient ward, medical imagining, surgical units including eight operating theatres, recovery ward, high dependency unit, intensive care, special care nursery, and paediatric inpatient unit.
  • Demolition of existing awning to the occupied 1883 heritage hospital building followed by construction of a new awning and disabled access.
  • Civil works including new main entry road, emergency department access road, ambulance bay access, new roundabout on Dean Street, permanent detention basin, modification of existing car park entry and helipad access road.
  • New helipad constructed adjacent to the Acute Services building, complete with link bridge and lift shaft.
  • Construction of Structural Steel Bridge, linking the new hospital to the existing Brudelin building.
  • Landscaping to surrounding areas, including palliative care and mortuary courtyards. TRRH operates the busiest 24-hour emergency department in rural NSW. The construction, delivered on time and budget, took place on a live hospital campus.