Major Contract

Prince of Wales Hospital - New Acute Services Building

Prince of Wales Hospital - New Acute Services Building

The Randwick Campus Redevelopment is a $783 million project that forms part of a broader mission to create the Randwick Health and Education Precinct. As part of Stage 1 of this project, a new Acute Services Building will be built for Prince of Wales Hospital.

The new acute services building will be located to the west of the existing Randwick Hospital's campus and include:

  • an expanded adult emergency department
  • an expanded psychiatric emergency care centre
  • an expanded intensive care unit
  • a new rapid assessment unit and virtual care centre
  • new inpatient wards and additional patient beds
  • four new digital operating theatres
  • an expanded central sterilising service department and new helipad
  • teaching, education and research spaces, and
  • expanded ambulatory care facilities.


The project is being delivered by Health Infrastructure NSW in consultation with the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network and the University of New South Wales. 

The final business case for the acute services building was submitted to the NSW Government at the end of 2017. In May 2018, the first schematic design images were released, and the detailed design phase commenced. Early and enabling works commenced in October 2018 and are being have been carried out by Lendlease. Main works are expected to commence in 2019.

An application for Stage 1 to be state significant infrastructure was made in February 2018, and the Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) were issued in March 2018. The Environmental Impact Statement was released for consultation in August 2018. The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment approved the application in February 2019.

Before Stage 1 is completed, the existing emergency department at Prince of Wales will be expanded and refurbished to meet current demand. In November 2017, Fugen Constructions was awarded the $3 million contract, and construction is expected to take 12 months.

In August 2019 Lendlease was awarded the contract to build the acute services building. Construction is expected to commence in 2019 with the building due to open in 2022.

Key Dates

Nov 2022 Construction Completion
Jan 2023 Expected Operations/Service Commencement


Nov 2022 Lendlease completed major construction on the $783 million Prince of Wales Acute Services Building project that forms part of the wider Randwick Campus Redevelopment. The new building is expected to open to patients in early 2023.
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