The largest private hospital development in South Australia’s history and the largest development in the Adelaide CBD in 25 years has been awarded the state’s top property honour.
The $400 million state-of-the-art Calvary Adelaide Hospital, delivered by Commercial & General for owner Dexus Healthcare Property Fund, replaces two existing hospital facilities, one of which had been in operation for more than 100 years.
Dexus Healthcare Property Fund was presented with the Rider Levett Bucknall South Australian State Development of the Year award at today’s 2021 Property Council Budget Lunch.
RLB Managing Director, John Drillis, commended the vision of owner Dexus Healthcare Property Fund and operator Calvary Healthcare, and the collaborative efforts of the project team – developer Commercial & General and head contractor John Holland Group. RLB provided cost consultancy services from the tender phase through to project delivery.
‘This development showcases tremendous design innovation and adaptability to deliver a hospital purpose built for today, and the future,’ Mr Drillis said.
The Property Council’s SA Executive Director, Daniel Gannon, said Calvary Adelaide Hospital has been a transformational development for the Adelaide CBD.
‘Calvary Adelaide Hospital is an outstanding example of positive, catalytic development,’ Mr Gannon said.
A clearly defined emergency services precinct
The state-of-the-art facility is an exemplar of leading health care design and delivery and is purpose-built to adapt to clinical and technological change into the future.
Its central location on the corner of Angas and Pulteney Streets in the Adelaide CBD, adjacent to both the SA Police and Metropolitan Fire Services headquarters, creates a clearly defined emergency services precinct, with positive implications for disaster management for the State.
The 12-storey hospital opened in early 2020 and provides capacity for 344 overnight beds, 62 day-patient beds and a 24/7 emergency department. It also features consulting suites, medical imaging, pathology, 16 operating theatres, four procedure rooms, two cath labs, and staff and administrative amenities.
The Rider Levett Bucknall South Australian Development of the Year award is part of the national 2021 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards program. RLB has partnered with the Property Council to present the awards program since its inception in 1982.
Calvary Adelaide Hospital is now vying for the Woods Bagot Award for Best Public Buildingat the 2021 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards, which will be held in Sydney on Friday 13 August 2021.