Multiplex, a leading global contractor, has completed the Acute Services Building, the centrepiece of the NSW Government's $277 million redevelopment of St George Hospital at Gray Street, Kogarah.

Constructed in a live hospital environment, the Acute Services Building is the first of its scale in New South Wales to be constructed directly above an operational 24-hour Emergency Department.

The nine-level Acute Services Building features a 52 bed intensive care unit and high dependency unit, cardiac catheterisation unit, eight digital and interventional operating theatres, 128 inpatient beds, a sterilising services department, a rooftop helipad, office support areas, and an impressive atrium which provides critical linkage from the new building to the existing ED, Tower Ward Block and Clinical Services Building.

Mr Daniel Murphy, Regional Director NSW at Multiplex said the Acute Services Building added to Multiplex’s solid reputation as leaders in hospital construction.

“The completion of the Acute Services Building marks another milestone in our ongoing collaboration with NSW Health Infrastructure. This project was highly specialised in nature with state-of-the-art medical grade inclusions and construction also occurred within an active hospital campus environment,” he said.

Multiplex has completed many high-profile hospital and healthcare projects over the last few years including the Clinical Services Building at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, the South East Regional Hospital and Byron Central Hospital in NSW, and Fiona Stanley Hospital and St John of God Midland Hospitals in Western Australia.

It was also recently appointed by Health Infrastructure to deliver the NSW Government’s $900 million Westmead Redevelopment, one of the State’s largest hospital redevelopment project that will generate some 1,500 construction jobs per year.