Construction ramps up on Stage 2 Nepean Hospital Redevelopment
Construction of Stage 2 of the $1 billion Nepean Redevelopment is entering an exciting new phase with preparation for the commencement of bulk excavation now underway.
Bulk excavation involves digging and flattening the site to set the foundations of the new building.
When construction is complete, the new Stage 2 building will include a new intensive care unit, renal services, medical imaging, a new paediatric ward and a new, accessible front-of-house for the hospital.
The Stage 2 building footprint is approximately 3,500 sqm, and when complete the building will seamlessly connect to the hospital’s 14-storey tower, known as Building A.
CPB Contractors Project Manager, Rob Vranjesevic said that now demolition works are complete, construction will really ramp up on site.
“This week, we are pulling out the old ground concrete slab of North Block before we begin digging out the site,” Rob said.
“When bulk excavations are complete early next year, we will have a set space that the new building is going to occupy and will start pouring the slab on the ground.”
Nepean Redevelopment Manager, Paul Isaac said the bulk excavation stage is great news for hospital staff, patients and visitors.
“With demolition complete and refurbishment and repurposing works almost finished, construction will soon be contained in one area that is separate from the day-to-day hospital functions,” Paul said.
“Due to the close proximity of the construction site to the rest of the hospital people will experience vibrations and hear construction noise from time to time.
"However, every effort is being made to minimise disruptions and we appreciate everyone’s patience and support as we progress this important project.”
Prior to bulk excavation, several services that were previously located in Building D (formally known as North Block) were relocated to other parts of the hospital campus.
In the past few months, the Pathology and Pharmacy departments have moved into new and expanded spaces.
The Nepean Redevelopment is being delivered in two stages. Nepean Hospital’s new 14-storey clinical tower, delivered under Stage 1 of the $1 billion redevelopment, opened to patients and staff in 2022.
Construction on Stage 2 started this year following the award of the construction tender to CPB Contractors.
Stage 2 construction is scheduled for completion in late 2025 and expected to open in stages from early 2026.