One of the state’s largest hospital projects will begin within weeks, with the main works contractor appointed for the $790 million Liverpool health and academic precinct.
Following a competitive tender process, the principal contract was awarded to Lendlease.
The redeveloped hospital will provide a total of 900 beds, an expanded emergency department, new maternity and paediatric inpatient beds and double the capacity within the neonatal intensive care unit.
Another key feature will be a new, expanded integrated cancer centre, which will almost double the chemotherapy treatment spaces.
Construction of a $50 million multi-storey car park for the Liverpool Hospital is already under way, with work being carried out by ADCO Constructions.
The precinct is part of the NSW Government’s record $10.8 billion investment in health infrastructure over four years to 2024-2025.
It includes the stage two, $632 million redevelopment of Campbelltown Hospital, which is nearing completion.
Work on Liverpool Hospital is expected to start in the coming weeks, to be completed by 2026.
“The Liverpool health and academic precinct will deliver a world class medical, research and education hub in the rapidly growing South Western Sydney region,” says health minister Brad Hazzard.
“The redevelopment will be a real boost for communities throughout the region, bringing greatly enhanced healthcare services closer to home.”
Liberal state member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons said the redevelopment would boost the local economy and meet the South Western Sydney’s community’s growing healthcare needs now and into the future.
“The start of major works at this new world class precinct will support thousands of jobs during the construction phases and beyond, which will be greatly welcomed as we recover from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic,” Ms Gibbons said.