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Double your view of the construction of the new RAH

5 July 2012    

The installation of a second webcam on the new RAH site will provide South Australians with a more comprehensive view of the hospital’s construction.

The new camera captures the western view of the hospital, the future location of the hospital’s emergency department and main access routes.

Combined with the first camera, installed earlier this year, South Australians can watch the construction progress of the new RAH as it comes to life over the next few years.

Images of both webcams are refreshed every 15 minutes and can be viewed on the SA Health Partnership website at

Construction Director Mark Hanson said that the new camera would provide the community with the opportunity to follow the progress of the project, which is currently at a significant stage with the commencement of piling works.

“The new webcam captures the area where the first foundations of the hospital have been laid marking the start of the building footprint,” Mr Hanson said.

“Over the next six months, South Australians will be able to view the installation of close to 2000 piles, staggered with the pouring of concrete foundations.

“The facility will be half the length of Rundle Mall, requiring 6 tower cranes and a number of supplementary cranes during the peak of construction.”

“As we move in to the second year of construction, the site is certainly full of activity. There are currently 300 people who are directly working on the project and staff numbers are constantly increasing with up to 1800 people expected to be working on?site at its construction peak.”
The new Royal Adelaide Hospital will be situated on corner of West Terrace and North Terrace between the CBD, Parklands and River Torrens. It will cover a 9 hectare site, with 172,000 square metres of fully enclosed space and a further 75,000 square metres of underground car parking.”

The hospital will be the cornerstone of the State’s healthcare plan and its biggest hospital with 800 beds including 100 same day beds. The new Royal Adelaide Hospital is due for completion in 2016.

For more information please contact Mark Williams at Hughes PR on 08 8412 4102.

Background Information
About SA Health Partnership (SAHP)
SAHP is the project consortium comprising Hansen Yuncken, Leighton Contractors, Hastings and Spotless for the design construction and facility management of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (new RAH). The hospital is due for completion in 2016.

About HYLC
HYLC is a Joint Venture comprising Hansen Yuncken and Leighton Contractors. The Joint Venture brings together the capacity, expertise and local and national reputation of both organisations to manage the design and construction of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital.

About Hansen Yuncken
Hansen Yuncken, established in 1918, is Australia’s largest private commercial construction contractor. The company employs more than 800 people around Australia with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville, Newcastle, Orange and Shepparton/Albury. Hansen Yuncken is the recipient of the 2010 ANZ/BRW Private Business of the Year Award, and National MBA Commercial Builder of the Year Award.

About Leighton Contractors
Leighton Contractors is one of Australia’s leading contracting and project development groups with approximately $9.6 billion work in hand, and employing more than 10,000 people across Australia and New Zealand. The company services clients across a range of industries and sectors including resources, construction, telecommunications, energy, infrastructure and facility management.

About the new Royal Adelaide Hospital
The new Royal Adelaide Hospital will be the State’s flagship public hospital and also its largest. The hospital once complete will have the capacity to admit more than 80,000 patients per year. The hospital will have 800 beds (700 multi?day beds and 100 same?day beds) and 100% of overnight patient rooms will be single bedrooms. There will be more operating theatres, intensive care beds and emergency care capacity.