St. Vincent's Private Hospital, Werribee
The project comprises the construction of a new 112-bed private hospital on four hectares of land in the East Werribee Employment precinct.
The new hospital will include orthopaedics, obstetrics, cardiology, ENT, oncology, gynaecology, general surgery and rehabilitation services. The facility will cater to the local baby boom with four birthing suites, four Special Care Nursery (SCN) cots and a dedicated 32-bed maternity ward to be completed as part of the first stage of construction.
Currie & Brown’s role is to manage all cost aspects from business case preparation to completion of the project.
Our experience on adjacent sites allowed us to identify potential challenges in the earliest stages of the project. Some of the key cost issues that were identified and mitigated with adequate cost allowances included:
- Staging requirements. The full fit-out of the hospital is to be completed in three stages and requires adequate consideration of capital outlay in the first stage to support the fit-out in the second and third stages.
- Planning for future expansions. We provided various cost options to allow designers and other stakeholders to make informed financial and operational decisions with respect to future-proofing the design.
- Service infrastructure. We are working with the services engineer to explore the best possible outcome for the site considering the capital and maintenance costs.