New hospital offers retail opportunities

Bendigo Hospital Project consortium, Exemplar Health has appointed Colliers International to coordinate the new hospital’s retail outlet and conference centre leasing.

Colliers International executive, Travis Hurst will work with Exemplar Health chief executive, Michele Morrison, to coordinate and promote the tenancy opportunities both locally and nationally.

The $630 million Bendigo Hospital Project is a Victorian Government private public partnership (PPP) which is being delivered by Exemplar Health, a consortium comprising Lend Lease, Capella Capital, Siemens and Spotless.

“We are very pleased to be appointed as leasing agents on behalf of Exemplar Health,” Mr Hurst said.

He explained that the quality tenants selected will bring added community benefits to the Victorian Government’s extensive Bendigo Hospital Project, as part of a successful bid for the construction of the development by Exemplar Health.

“We are seeking interest from a range of tenants, as there are eight separate retail outlets available throughout the new hospital.

“These include experienced food vendors, café, gift shop, newsagent and convenience store operators. We are also seeking professional operators for the hospital’s 480-square-meter conference facility, another outstanding opportunity at this regional site,” he added.

The Bendigo Hospital Project is currently the largest regional hospital development in Victoria. It will deliver a world-class regional hospital that incorporates the latest design and technology solutions, in one of Victoria’s most environmentally sustainable settings.

According to Ms Morrison, Exemplar Health is committed to ensuring tenants deliver tangible benefits to consumers. She explained that the conscious connection between the health of patients, staff and community and the food served at the new hospital will be a priority in the selection process.

“We are particularly interested in seeing a range of nutritional food being offered from vendors operating within the hospital to further support Bendigo Health’s ‘Healthy Communities’ initiative,” she added.

The new hospital will have long term economic development benefit to the region, with staffing levels projected to grow to 4500 when fully operational. Facilities will include 372 inpatient beds, 72 same-day beds, 11 new operating theatres, a regional cancer centre, an 80-bed integrated mental health facility, a mother-and-baby unit, a helipad and multi-deck carpark

Exemplar Health is utilising the services of ICN Victoria to take initial ‘expressions of interest’. If you’re interested, create a company profile and register through the ICN Gateway at www.bendigohospitalprojectretail.icn.org.au

For more information contact Travis Hurst on 0423 388 932, the EOI phase closes April 19.