The Townsville University Hospital Expansion project will add an additional 143 beds to the existing facility.
The project aims to address growing demand for health services throughout the region and maintain health care for a growing population.
The Townsville University Hospital Expansion’s scope of works includes construction of an eight-storey building for rehabilitation and surgery services, comprising:
- an additional 143-bed capacity
- acute and rehabilitation inpatient units
- operating theatres
- medical imaging, and
- a new helipad on level eight of the building.
|Sep 2020||Project Announcement|
|Oct 2022||EOIs Open|
|Nov 2022||EOIs Close|
|Jun 2023||Contract Award|
|2026||Expected Construction Completion|
|Procuring Agency:||Queensland Health|
|Successful Tenderer:||BESIX Watpac|
The project is being procured as a part of the Queensland Government's Capacity Expansion Project (CEP). The CEP will deliver $9.8 billion worth of new and upgraded hospitals across 15 separate projects. CEP projects are being procured using a Pre-Qualified Panel model. Under the model, interested parties submit EOIs outlinining the list of projects or ‘bundles of projects’ they wish to participate in. Contractors successfully appointed to the panel will then be selected to participate in a Request for Tenders (RFT) phase for particular projects, or packages of projects.
|Jun 2022||The project was confirmed as having been funded through the Capacity Expansion Program.|
|Oct 2022||Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to join a prequalified panel to deliver Capacity Expansion Program projects was released.|
|Jun 2023||The Queensland Government announced that BESIX Watpac has been awarded the contract for the project.|