Eastwood Private Hospital is estimated to generate $90 million in economic activity signifying a critical step towards enhancing healthcare services for the people of South Australia.
It is anticipated that the incorporation of a high-quality operating theatre facilities will not only reduce waiting times for surgery but also offer patients a broader array of healthcare choices.
Constructing the highly anticipated hospital is BESIX Watpac, who this year celebrated 40 years of delivering complex infrastructure in both Australia and New Zealand.
Mark Baker, CEO of BESIX Watpac, said the Australian-grown and globally backed company was primed to deliver the project in what is their inaugural venture into health infrastructure in South Australia.
“Our extensive expertise, collaborative approach and knowledge of the technical and services requirements of health and sciences infrastructure will contribute significantly to the successful delivery of this project.”
"We are pleased to include Eastwood Private Hospital as one of the 11 major health infrastructure projects currently being undertaken by BESIX Watpac across Australia," he said.
BESIX Watpac will complete fitout works to all lobby and corridor areas and level 3 & 4, containing the perioperative floor, including all associated plant, equipment, support services, courtyards and external landscaping.
To mark the commencement of construction, a Welcome to Country & Smoking Ceremony was performed by the local Traditional Owners from Kuma Kaaru to bless the site.
Tom Patrick, Head of Healthcare Property and spokesperson for project proponent Barwon Investment Partners stated that the hospital is set to open in mid-2025.
BESIX Watpac are also constructing strategically important infrastructure for the Department of Defence, as well as the GPO Hotel Marriott on King William Street. In recent years, the company successfully completed a substantial expansion and refurbishment of Adelaide Airport's existing terminal, increasing its capacity to accommodate projected passenger growth over the next ten years.
The project is projected to reach a peak workforce of 140 and is targeting a 4 Star Green Star rating.