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Piazza17bSA Health Partnership (SAHP)
SAHP is the project consortium responsible for the financing, design, construction, commissioning and facility management of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital.

The Design and Construction is being provided by Hansen Yuncken and Leighton Contractors in a joint venture (HYLC); facilities management provided by Spotless and the Information Communication Technology (ICT) support and maintenance by Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

The financing has been provided by 6 equity investors represented by HRL Morrison & Co, InfraRed Capital Partners Limited, Aberdeen Asset Management Limited, John Laing Investments Limited, The Infrastructure Fund and Pacific Partnerships Pty Ltd.
Debt is provided by a number of domestic and international banks. The hospital is due for completion in 2016 and handed back to the State in 2046.

What is a PPP?

New RAH Public Private Partnership
The new Royal Adelaide Hospital is being delivered as a Public Private Partnership (PPP) under the State Partnership SA process.

SA Health Partnership is working with the Government of South Australia, delivering a world class new Royal Adelaide Hospital. This Partnership will see the public sector (SA Health) continue to operate the hospital and provide all core clinical services, staffing, teaching, training and research, while the private sector will finance, design, construct and maintain the new hospital facility under a 35 year contract.

SA Health Partnership, comprising six significant equity investors in the project, is responsible for delivering the project for the State. SA Health Partnership has contracted Hansen Yuncken and Leighton Contractors to design and deliver the project, under a joint venture HYLC agreement.

Spotless Group is an Australian owned, managed and operated provider of integrated facility management services. With operations across Australia and New Zealand, Spotless is proud of its heritage, knowledge and capabilities.
The Spotless integrated offering enables customers to do this through a central conduit that increases the efficiency and reduces the costs by which this can be achieved. Knowledge and capabilities ensure safety is in no way compromised, even in the most complex workplaces.

The Group's 40,000 employees deliver 30 million service hours a year across hundreds of specialist
services to industry sectors including: 

  • Health
  • Education
  • Leisure, Sport and Entertainment
  • Defence
  • Government
  • Resources
  • Business and Industry
  • Laundries
  • Airports

It is an expert in the delivery of 120 support services including maintenance, painting, security, catering, cleaning, laundry and linen, waste management and environmental services. Spotless is one of the pre-eminent providers of facilities management to Australian PPP services, including several major hospitals including the New Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and the Orange Hospital. It brings a significant body of operational capability, industry insight and project development expertise to the New Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HPE is the world’s largest technology company with approximately 350,000 employees serving more than 1 billion customers in more than 170 countries. HPE brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, IT services and infrastructure.

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital will be the largest, most technologically advanced hospital in South Australia. HPE is part of a team of IT providers working together to integrate single function systems to support patients and staff at the new RAH.

The HPE Digital Hospital Solution is fundamental to delivering this fully interconnected health system. Once the hospital is completed, HPE will be engaged directly as a sub-contractor to SA Health Partnership to provide management services throughout the Operate and Maintain phase for a further 30 years.
More information about HPE is available at www.hpe.com



The Design and Construction of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital is managed by Joint Venture partners Hansen Yuncken and Leighton Contractors. The Joint Venture has been created specifically for the project. Together, the partnership brings together the capacity, as well as the local and national experience required to expertly manage this iconic South Australian health project.

Hansen Yuncken
Hansen Yuncken is one of Australia's leading, privately owned construction companies, at the forefront of change and innovation in the building industry. Founded in Victoria in 1918 by Lauritz Hansen and Otto Yuncken, the company has been in continual operation for over 90 years. A lean, local ownership structure provides the edge in flexibility and responsiveness to changing requirements, whether client, market or technology driven. This distinguishing quality allows teams to derive smarter solutions across design, constructability and sustainability delivering efficiency savings to our clients for any project.

Nationally, Hansen Yuncken brings significant levels of health‐sector experience, most notably the redevelopment of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Glenside Health Facilities, Lyell McEwin Hospital and the Orange Hospital.

Leighton Contractors
Leighton Contractors is the CIMIC Group’s construction company, with operations spanning Australia, Asia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. The company comprises approximately 24,600 people, delivering and supporting about 160 projects. Leighton Contractors deliver infrastructure projects including roads, railways, tunnels, airports, buildings, social infrastructure, water, energy and resources facilities.



The new Royal Adelaide Hospital design team has been an integral partner in the design and construction of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital and long standing partners of Hansen Yuncken and Leighton Contractors both in South Australia and nationally.

Health Planners and Architects - Silver Thomas Hanley DesignInc
The design of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital is being undertaken by joint venture partners Silver Thomas Hanley and DesignInc. This Joint Venture (STHDI) was created specifically for the design and delivery of major health projects across Australia starting with the Orange Hospital, NSW ($260m) completed in 2010 and is continuing with the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Melbourne ($1b) in association with McBride Charles Ryan. The partnership brings together outstanding technical knowledge and dedicated health facility design teams, supported by extensive international experience and the ability to work closely with health care users, management, patients and stakeholders to create facilities that contribute to wellness and healing.

Silver Thomas Hanley (STH)
STH is the preeminent health care architectural practice in Australia employing over 130 people in offices across Australia. There are currently more than $5 billion health projects in progress internationally with STH in the role of health planning partner. Since completing the Women’s and Children’s Hospital development in 1995, the company has continued its involvement in SA in the role of health planning partner including projects at the current Royal Adelaide Hospital and the Lyell McEwin Hospital.

STH is involved in major health facility projects that are currently in progress in all states of Australia and internationally in New Zealand, Canada, Malaysia and Indonesia.

DesignInc is an international architecture and design practice with a focus on creating quality environments that reconcile natural, social and economic imperatives. Diversity of talent enables their involvement in a wide range of projects with successful long term client relationships. Across Australia and the Asia Pacific region, the practice employs over 200 architects, interior designers, urban designers and supporting professionals. From a broad spectrum of disciplines, specialist teams are formed by expertise rather than proximity, ensuring that clients get the best design solution.

An integral part of the DesignInc approach is environmental sustainability, as well as an innovative, flexible and client focused process, resulting in over 70 major awards for design and construction excellence.

Civil, Structural & Traffic Engineers - Wallbridge & Gilbert and KBR
The civil and structural design engineer for the new Royal Adelaide Hospital is WG-KBR, a joint venture partnership between Wallbridge & Gilbert Consulting Engineers and Kellog Brown and Root Consulting Engineers. The joint venture was specifically created to undertake the design of this large and complex project by combining the resources and talents of both companies. WG-KBR offer a depth of skill and experience in the specialised structural design of hospitals, complex earthquake analysis, intense traffic and pedestrian movement modelling, local geotechnical conditions and the assembly and management of large project specific design teams and local geotechnical conditions.

Wallbridge and Gilbert is an Adelaide based consulting engineering company with more than 150 staff across offices in Adelaide, Melbourne, Darwin, Whyalla and Perth. Aztec Analysis, a W&G company, also offers specialist skills in heavy lifting and transport, maritime engineering and mining engineering. The W&G Group is totally Australian owned and controlled by working Directors.

KBR is one of the world's leading engineering, construction and services firms, employing more than 55,000 people. KBR has established a worldwide reputation for engineering expertise and highly skilled project and program management services. It can contribute to any stage of a project, from initial feasibility and concept development through front-end engineering, detailed design, procurement, construction and commissioning, to long-term operation and maintenance.

Active in Australia for 50 years, KBR has contributed to many of the country's landmark developments, from the Snowy Mountains hydroelectric scheme in the 1950s to the Alice Springs to Darwin railway.

Building Engineering Services – BESTEC and LCI
The Building Engineering Services are managed by a joint venture between BESTEC and Lehr Consultants International (LCI). BESTEC and LCI are responsible for the mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, fire, ICT, vertical transportation and pneumatic tube services. The joint venture arrangement combines two highly experienced organisations to provide a high level of expertise, experience and resources to deliver innovative design solutions for the Building Engineering Services as required for a project of the magnitude and complexity of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital.

BESTEC is the largest building engineering services consulting practice in South Australia and has been in practice for 23 years specialising in Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD), mechanical, electrical, vertical transportation, fire safety, hydraulics, security and communications services. BESTEC is able to offer an unparalleled standard of technical and commercial consulting service and skill. Clients benefit from the efficient and precise manner in which practical, cost conscious, highly experienced and co-ordinated project teams execute each commission.

BESTEC has considerable experience in the local South Australian public health services sector, having completed major health projects such as The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, The Lyell McEwin Hospital Stages A,B and C, Modbury Hospital and many regional hospitals and health care facilities. BESTEC’s aim is to constantly expand its technical and consulting capabilities through the significant qualifications and expertise of its personnel and through our increasingly diversified project experience throughout Australia.

Lehr Consultants International (LCI)
LCI is the evolution of a firm which began in 1969. Challenging the standard approach to Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Lehr Consultants International offer traditional and innovative consulting services worldwide. LCI is committed to providing high levels of service, the required expertise and engaging with the stakeholders to deliver a comprehensive, balanced and cost effective solution.

LCI has considerable experience in major health services projects, having completed projects at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, the Epworth Hospital Redevelopment and many regional Victorian hospitals and health care facilities. With offices on two continents (North America and Australia) and having completed projects on six, LCI aims to provide its clients with timely, innovative, cost effective and reliable solutions to their unique needs.

Landscape Architects -Tract Consultants
Tract Consultants is a leading and award winning professional consulting firm providing services in landscape architecture, urban design and town planning. Established in 1970, the firm has grown to its present level of prominence through its commitment to innovative design and technical excellence, together with an understanding and experience of the construction and development processes. It has experience across a broad range of sectors including health, infrastructure, institutional, civic, recreation, tourism and residential development.