Next stage of the Ballarat Base Hospital Redevelopment to get underway

Construction of the first building part of the $541.6 million Ballarat Base Hospital Redevelopment is set to get underway in January 2023.

John Holland will deliver the next stage of the project which comprises the new central energy plant and support services building on Drummond Street.

The building will house a state-of-the-art pharmacy, pathology services and an Education and Learning Centre and is expected to be completed in late 2024.

To keep informed of important updates, please regularly visit this page. If you have any queries regarding the Ballarat Base Hospital Redevelopment please email redevelopment@bhs.org.au

Photo: Grampians Health CEO Dale Fraser, John Holland Site Manager Samantha Sculley, Project Director Nicole Lancer and Victorian Health Building Authority’s Fiona Hodder.

Latest designs for the Ballarat Base Hospital Redevelopment unveiled

 

The latest designs for the $541.6 million Ballarat Base Hospital Redevelopment have been unveiled.

Minister for Health Mary-Anne Thomas has today (Wednesday 7 September) revealed new designs of the multi-level tower that will house a new emergency department, state-of-the-art theatre suite and an extra 100 inpatient and short-stay beds.

The new facade’s earthy tones and use of natural materials has been inspired by Ballarat’s landscape and rich history, creating a healing environment that brings patient needs and wellbeing to the forefront.

Community views have shaped the designs with residents calling for more green spaces, modern facilities, a comfortable and welcoming environment, and better wayfinding to make it easier to navigate the hospital.

Residents will have an opportunity to learn about the new designs and meet the team behind the redevelopment at a community drop-in session on Wednesday 7 September from 5.30pm-7.30 pm at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

The redevelopment is being completed over multiple stages, with local builder H. Troon completing the first stage, including relocating and modernising reception areas, reflection spaces, prayer rooms and consulting suites. This paves the way for the construction of the new Central Energy Plant and Support Services building later this year, which will include a new pharmacy, pathology services and an Education and Learning Centre.

Delivered by the Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA), in partnership with Grampians Health, the upgraded hospital will have the capacity to treat at least 18,000 more emergency patients and an extra 14,500 inpatients per year.

Construction of the multi-level tower will begin in 2024, with the final stage due for completion in 2027.

Please note, Images are artist impressions and subject to change.

Community invited to view final designs of the Ballarat Base Hospital Redevelopment

A community information session to view and learn more about the final design of the Ballarat Base Hospital Redevelopment will be held on Wednesday 7 September.

The new designs showcase the new look and feel of the redeveloped hospital, including the new multilevel tower which includes a new emergency department, state-of-the-art theatre suite and an extra 100 inpatient and short-stay beds.

The information session is also an opportunity to meet the team behind the massive $541.6 million build. Staff from the Victorian Health Building Authority, Grampians Health and Lyons Architect will be available to answer questions about the redevelopment.

The event will be held at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard Street, Ballarat, from 5.30pm - 7.30pm. The community is welcome to drop in anytime during the session. Tea, coffee and food will be provided.

The Ballarat Base Hospital Redevelopment will be completed over multiple stages, with construction of the final stage expected to be completed in 2027.

Once completed, the upgraded hospital will have the capacity to treat at least 18,000 more emergency patients and an extra 14,500 inpatients per year.

Construction stakeholders learn more about Ballarat's biggest infrastructure project

Thank you to the trades and construction stakeholders who attended last week's Industry Briefing Breakfast for the $541.6 million Ballarat Base Hospital Redevelopment – Ballarat’s largest infrastructure project.

Along with Grampians Health and the Victorian Health Building Authority, Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison also helped to inform trades on how they can get involved in the redevelopment and tender on stage two of the project which will deliver a new central energy plant and support services building.

Thank you also to the Industry Capability Network and Apprenticeships Victoria for their support.

For more information on how trades can still get involved in the project please visit http://ow.ly/vXNO50JMguw.

Photo: Victorian Health Building Authority BBHR Project Director Anna Marshall, Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and City of Ballarat CEO Evan King

First look of the first building to be built as part of the redevelopment revealed

 

We are excited to share with you a new artist impression of what the first building to be constructed as part of the $541.6 million Ballarat Base Hospital Redevelopment will look like!

State Health Minister Martin Foley today visited Grampians Health to release the image of the new building which will house a state-of-the-art pharmacy, pathology and Education and Learning Centre.

Demolition works of the Eildon House and Edward Wilson buildings are currently underway, paving the way for this new building, with construction to commence later this year.

The Ballarat Base Hospital Redevelopment is on schedule for completion in 2027 and once completed will have the capacity to treat at least 18,000 more emergency patients and an extra 14,500 inpatients.

New artist impressions for the redevelopment unveiled

A new artist impression showcasing the new main entry of the Ballarat Base Hospital which is being delivered as part of the $541.6 million redevelopment has been unveiled.

Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford today released the artist impression which shows the new main entry off Sturt Street which will improve access for patients, families and emergency vehicles and deliver short-term parking and safe drop-off zones.

Working in partnership with the Victorian Health Building Authority, Grampians Health is looking forward to delivering a new emergency department, a women and children’s hub, state-of-the-art theatre suite and an extra 100 inpatient and short stay beds as part of the redevelopment.

Final designs for the Ballarat Base Hospital Redevelopment are still being finalised and are expected to be released later this year.

Environmentally sustainable development

Addressing environmental design within the Ballarat Base Hospital Redevelopment is a high priority. Ballarat Health Services, with the Department of Health, recognise the responsibility we have to minimise our impact, provide leadership and set a positive example to our community.

Guidelines for Sustainability in Health Care have been developed by the Department of Health to assist us to embed sustainability into health care capital works.

The guidelines are as follows:

  • Promote the principles and raise awareness of sustainability and wise environmental management
  • Provide leadership to the community and industry by demonstrating methods of delivering sustainable initiatives
  • Work closely with our employees, contractors, suppliers, clients, and the community to develop and implement environmental initiatives
  • Provide environmentally sound places for the delivery of our services
  • Adopt a pollution prevention approach to all our activities
  • Operate in an environmentally sustainable manner by reducing waste through reducing demand for, reusing and recycling energy, water and other material resources
  • Consider environmental aspects in the purchase of products and services, and endeavour to ensure the suppliers also meet high standards of environmental performance
  • Comply with relevant Commonwealth and Victorian environment legislation, Occupational Health & Safety practices, and with the Victorian Government's environmental policies and initiatives
  • Develop a monitoring program to assess our environmental performance and communicate our progress in achieving environmental management targets through annual reports distributed to stakeholders.

The guidelines and project budget ensure we achieve high-quality sustainability outcomes. Within the budget a further 2.5 per cent of construction cost is allocated for implementing sustainability initiatives to a level beyond standard practice, such as increasing the extent of renewable energy, sustainable materials or innovative technology. This allows the project to target initiatives that are tailored to the specific needs of the site, local environmental conditions, patient cohorts and community needs. This is an opportunity to be innovative and showcase to our community that sustainability is achievable.

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