Perth hospital a construction triple threat

The company has won the top construction award ‘Best Project’ eight times over the past 23 years

Source: Brookfield Multiplex

Brookfield Multiplex was awarded three major honours at the recent Master Builders-Bankwest Excellence in Construction Awards for its Fiona Stanley Hospital.

The $2 billion Perth-based hospital received the accolades for 'Best Project', 'Best State Government Building' and 'Best Healthcare Building' (over $500 million). The building will now progress to the national Master Builders Awards in Canberra on 21 November 2014.

The Awards recognise projects that showcase quality construction in the areas of structure, external finishes, services, internal finishes and civil works, as well as time management, value for money, innovation, site management, form and function.

Brookfield Multiplex regional managing director, Chris Palandri, said the latest awards continued a long tradition of industry accolades and success for the company, having won the top construction award ‘Best Project’ eight times over the past 23 years.

"To have Fiona Stanley Hospital win three awards is a fantastic coup for such a large, complex and multi-faceted project," he says. "As managing contractor, Brookfield Multiplex was responsible for full project management, design, construction, testing, commissioning and transition support."

According to the company, Fiona Stanley Hospital – named after inspirational Australian Fiona Stanley AC – is the largest design and construct project ever undertaken by Brookfield Multiplex.

Construction for the 32-hectare precinct commenced September 2009 and was completed by December 6, 2013 – 17 days ahead of schedule and within budget. The hospital will open in four stages, commencing the first stage in October 2014.

The Fiona Stanley is the Western Australian Government's biggest infrastructure project to date, supported with a contribution of $255.7 million for the new state rehabilitation service from Federal Government.

It will be the major tertiary health facility in Perth’s south metropolitan are, offering the community a large variety of clinical health services.