Tenders Awarded for Early Works

More RHH Redevelopment tenders have been awarded for early works critical for decanting and site preparation.

Tasmanian company Fairbrother, has been awarded the lion share of the Redevelopment's early works packages totalling $37 million.

A new inpatient oncology ward and refurbished accommodation for renal and orthopaedic patients in A-Block are amongst a further $6.5 million of works awarded to Fairbrother.

On 13 September 2015, Fairbrother was announced as the successful sub-contractor for the $22 million Liverpool Street forecourt facility.

Patients will receive quality, contemporary care in the Royal Hobart Hospital's temporary 54-bed capacity inpatient facility. 

The temporary facility will allow key acute services to stay at the Royal while the new ten-story inpatient building called K-Block is constructed.

Fairbrother commenced work in the hospital's main building, C-Block, valued at $7 million in late July 2015.

Specialist building services business, AG Coombs, have also won the tender for services tunnel works valued at $4 million.

A final tender for clinical and office spaces closes on 16 September 2015.

Tasmania is currently enjoying significant levels of construction activity which has impacted on securing competitive tenders for refurbishment packages.

The Redevelopment has responded appropriately and has quickly implemented alternative procurement strategies when needed to achieve the best value for money, including reconfiguration and re-letting of several tenders to encourage greater competition and get the best deal possible.

All early works packages will have commenced by the end of October and the project remains on track to complete the temporary forecourt facility, relocate the associated hospital services and commence demolition of B-Block by April 2016 as previously announced.

16 Sep 2015