Queensland Children's Hospital, Australia

Aurecon is providing programme and project management services to Queensland Health for one of the largest public health projects ever undertaken in Australia.

Once completed, the new Queensland Children’s Hospital will bring together the existing specialist paediatric services of three of the state’s leading children’s facilities, the Royal Children’s Hospital, the Mater Children’s Hospital and the Queensland Paediatric Cardiac Service at The Prince Charles Hospital, into a single state-of-the-art facility.

The new hospital design comprises 359 public beds, 12 clinical levels and more than 80 000m2 of clinical floor space.

The new hospital will be the hub of a state-wide paediatric network and become the leading specialist paediatric and adolescent health care facility in Queensland. In addition, it will act as the central hub for a state-wide network of children’s health services.

The programme includes relocation of an existing Leukaemia Foundation facility to a preferred site located between the Princess Alexandra and Mater Hospitals, construction of an academic and research facility, which will support research into paediatric healthcare, and construction of a tri-generation energy plant that will provide power, heating and cooling for all buildings within the precinct.

Aurecon’s primary role is that of project manager for the briefing, planning, design, construction and commissioning phases of the project so that the objectives of scope, time, cost and quality are achieved.

Our group has also provided a number of important advisory services in relation to business case development, facilities management and project direction.

The programme of work is being delivered utilising a number of traditional procurement systems including lump sum, construction management, design and construct and managing contractor. The Queensland Children’s Hospital project is on track for a late 2014 opening.