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RAH 17Construction fast facts:

  • 2,200 staff on site at the peak of the project
  • More than half a million tonnes of bulk excavation removed from the site
  • More than 2,000 piles have been drilled
  • 100,000m3 of concrete in the structure
  • 25,000 tonnes of reinforcing
  • 2,500 tonnes of structural steel
  • 40km of partitioning
  • Eight tower cranes at the height of the project
  • Estimated 300,000 crane lifts to assemble the structure
  • Each level of the hospital is the size of two football ovals
  • 10 times the size of SAHMRI (located next door)
  • Hospital itself is the same length as 28 Adelaide metro buses


Project Milestones

2006 June SA Government proposed to build a new hospital to replace the Royal Adelaide Hospital
     
2007 June First plans revealed
     
2009 Oct Request for proposal
     
2010 Dec Preferred proponent announced
     
2011 May First industry sub contractor briefing
     
  June

Financial close
Site establishment works commenced
     
  July HYLC and Consultants Design office opening
     
  September Ground breaking ceremony
     
  September Construction early works and ground works commenced
     
  October Smoking ceremony
     
2012
June First pile media conference - more than 2000 piles to be drilled across the site
     
  June Celebrated one year of construction
     
  September First of eight tower cranes erected on site
     
  October Second tower crane erected on site
     
  November First ground slab poured 
     
2013 April First suspended deck was poured
     
  June Celebrated two years
     
  October Cogeneration plant installation
     
2014 May Largest concrete pour: 553 m3 (85-90 concrete trucks passed through the site)
     
  August


Highest pour on project: Level 10, 45 metres above ground with 60 concrete trucks passing through the site)
Helipad deck installation complete
     
  September Topping out - completion of the hospital's ten-storey structure
     
  December Purpose-built hyperbaric chamber installed
     
2015 January Structural steel for Eastern Snorkel complete
     
  March ICU and IPU mock up rooms complete
     
  April Delivery of the first beds for AMU
     
  April Main entry structure completed
     
  May

Landscaping commenced with the first of more than 85,000 trees
Removal of last tower crane
     
  May Green star design rating submission (Round One) lodged
     
  June Fourth year celebrated
     
  June Construction and internal works for the Mental Health Unit concluded
     
  July Commenced installation of integrated artwork
     
  August Commenced commissioning of the hospital's ICT systems and mechanical services
     
  August First Automated Guided vehicle delivered to site
     
2016   Construction due for completion
     
    New hospital due to open
     

2046

  PPP contract ends, returned to the State