Thomas Embling Hospital is a forensic mental health hospital, providing treatment for people living with a serious mental illness in, or at risk of entering, the justice system. The Victorian Government is expanding the hospital in two stages. The $338 million Stage One will increase the mental health facility's capacity by 82 beds and comprises:
- a 34 bed women's precinct
- a 48 bed medium security men's facility
- a new entry complex
- clinical administration facilities, and
- additional carparking.
The $124 million Stage Two will deliver supporting infrastructure and improved facilities at the hospital.
|May 2021||Project Announcement|
|Jan 2022||RFT Open|
|Feb 2022||RFT Close|
|Oct 2022||Contract Award|
|2022||Expected Construction Commencement|
|2024||Expected Construction Completion|
The 2021-22 Victorian Budget allocated $350 million for Stage One. The 2022-23 Budget allocated $124 million for Stage Two, including $11 million which has been re-allocated from Stage One. The indicative cost of Stage One is now $338 million.
|Procuring Agency:||Victorian Health Building Authority|
|Successful Tenderer:||John Holland|
Stage One and Stage Two of the project have both been awarded to John Holland who will deliver the project using a Managing Contractor model.
|May 2021||The Victorian Government announced funding of $349.6 million towards the Thomas Embling Hospital Expansion in its 2021-22 Budget. The estimated completion of the project was indicated as the fourth quarter of FY2024-25.|
|Aug 2021||The Victorian Government awarded the detailed design work to Guymer Bailey Architects and AECOM.|
|Jan 2022||The Victorian Government issued a Request for Tender for the project's construction contract, which closed on 10 February 2022.|
|May 2022||The Victorian Government, through its 2022-23 State Budget allocated $124 million for Stage Two of the project which will deliver supporting infrastructure and improved facilities. This includes $11 million which has been re-allocated from Stage One. The indicative cost of Stage One is now $338 million.|
|Oct 2022||Designs were released for the project, showing the exterior and interior fit outs.|
|Oct 2022||John Holland was awarded the contract to deliver both Stage One and Stage Two of the project.|