At a glance


New South Wales, Australia

Type of project



Health Infrastructure

Contract type

Design and Construct



Another project delivered for client Health Infrastructure

The Central Acute Services Building is the centrepiece of the NSW Governments investment in the Westmead Redevelopment. It is the tallest hospital building in Australia and embraces the new trend towards vertical hospital design.

The design was finalised during an extensive user group consultation process with clinicians, patients, families and community members.

By consulting with the user group Multiplex were able to bring together the views of all the people involved with the hospital building over its long life, to ensure an environment that supports their working and healing is created.

The 14 storey acute services building, was designed by HDR Rice Daubney. The building has been built up rather than out and doesn’t follow the traditional large horizontal floorplate, which means faster transfer times, more natural light and better views from rooms, aiding the patient experience and recovery

The building connects Westmead Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and provide a total of 95,559 square metres of space, hosting a range of adult and paediatric services including emergency, pharmacy, imaging and state-of-the art operating suites. It also includes a floor and a half of University of Sydney space. A helipad is located on level 13 and underground car parking spaces are also part of the project./p.

  • Architect: HDR Rice Daubney
  • Civil: ARUP
  • Dangerous Goods: Premier Engineering Services
  • Electrical, security, ICT: ARUP
  • Electrical, security, ICT (WB) : JHA Engineering (c/- HEYDAY)
  • Environmental / contamination: JBS&G
  • ESD: EMF Griffiths
  • Façade: ARUP
  • Fire (wet) : Warren Smith & Partners
  • Fire Engineering: ARUP
  • Mechanical: Steensen Varming
  • Mechanical (WB) : EMF Griffiths
  • Structural: ARUP

Project in numbers




new operational/interventional suites


emergency departments