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Project of the Year --
sponsored by Evans & Peck
Winner: The New Royal Children's Hospital
Victorian Department of Health and Children's
Health Partnership, consisting of: International
Public Partnerships, Lend Lease, Spotless Group,
Billard Leece, Bates Smart and HKS
The new $1 billion Royal Children's Hospital in
Melbourne, Victoria, is a world-class, 357-bed tertiary
paediatric hospital with state-of-the-art facilities,
providing the best healthcare and environment for
patients, families and staff.
Commissioned on time and on budget, it
features a stunning central atrium spanning six
oors, a two-storey coral reef aquarium, a meerkat
enclosure maintained by Melbourne Zoo, interactive
Scienceworks displays, a Hoyts 'bean bag' theatre
and 85 per cent single-bed rooms.
Located in Royal Park, the hospital boasts direct
park views in 80 per cent of inpatient bedrooms, and
an outdoor terrace in every ward.
Courtyards, gardens and play areas feature
throughout the hospital. The new RCH is Australia's
greenest hospital, with energy ef cient features that
reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45 per cent, and
water saving features achieving a minimum 20 per
cent reduction in water use.
A visionary design brief, on a unique site, led to
the creation of an exceptional project solution and
delivery of a facility beyond the client's expectations.
IPA congratulates the Victorian Department of
Health, Lend Lease, International Public Partnerships,
Spotless Group, Billard Leece, Bates Smart and HKS
on this outstanding project.
Previous recipients of the prestigious
Project of the Year include:
• 2011 -- The Gateway Upgrade Project (QLD)
• 2010 -- Melbourne Channel Deepening (VIC)
• 2009 -- Headquarters Joint Operations
Command Centre (ACT)
• 2008 -- Eastlink Motorway (VIC)
• 2007 -- NSW Schools PPP (NSW)
WINNER: New Royal
Project of Year
Project of the Year
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