Construction update – July 2014

All four of the tower cranes at the Bendigo Hospital Project are now working simultaneously in a sign of the high rate of construction activity on site.

The temporary dirt ramp from Drought St into the site has now been removed and this will allow the final sections of the ground floor slab to be finished by the middle of July.

Structural construction for the Oncology Ward at the western end of the site is now well underway and is generally comprised of two portions, one which is common with the majority of the hospital and the smaller specialised bunkers. The bunkers have been specially designed to contain the radiation being emitted from the linear accelerators with some walls being wider than others.

At the eastern end of the site the design of the hospital is now becoming apparent in the form of the slabs with atrium for the street now in place and the structure for the angular cross over bridges being constructed.

Preparations for the level 3 suspended slab are underway and as a result the number of form workers has increased to around 135. This will continue to rise as the hospitals structure does. It is at the 3rd level that another design feature will be clear with the building being set back from Arnold St.

The point, called a corbel, at which the 2 story air bridge over Arnold St will connect with the hospital is now in place.

In the basement car park the form work is being stripped out and the finishing trades are moving in. An internal brick wall will be constructed to allow ventilation of car exhaust and drainage along with lighting and the associated electrical infrastructure.

Across the road the finishing trades are at work in the childcare centre with the plastering and structure mostly finished and a few of the wall to ceiling window/doors to be installed. The high levels of natural light that will flow through the centre from the many windows and skylights are also now clear to see.

Progress can be monitored on the webcam available on this website, at www.bendigohealth.org.au or through the viewing holes on Hope Street.

Information current 27 June 2014

Bendigo Hospital Project construction update – July 2014