Construction of The George Centre, Acurio Health’s new $100m state-of-the-art private maternity and paediatric health facility in Gregory Hills, has commenced. Expected to be complete by mid-2023, the construction process is being undertaken and managed by Buildcorp.
Mr Scott Fowler CEO Acurio said: “Once completed, The George Centre will deliver additional maternity and paediatric health and wellbeing services to the rapidly growing local community. It will complement existing services to help meet the family healthcare needs of Camden, Campbelltown and the surrounding community and will be the first private paediatric-focused healthcare facility in NSW.
“Providing the best patient experience is the key focus of The George Centre – it will offer a truly patient-centric approach,” he said. “The hospital will attract specialist doctors, allied health professionals and other clinicians.”
Buildcorp’s Managing Director Tony Sukkar AM said the facility will bring life and health services to future generations.
“Buildcorp’s extensive experience in delivering medical facilities will ensure the community in South Western Sydney is supported with the best infrastructure and amenities. We are proud to be working with Acurio and experienced project partners to deliver this world-class healthcare centre.”
The Buildcorp team has started working on the foundations for the hospital. Large-scale earthmoving equipment, including 35-tonne excavators, are on site. A 35-metre-high tower crane with a six-tonne lifting capacity has been constructed on site, as well as piling rigs to install some 1500 metres of foundation piling and 800-tonnes of steel reinforcement in the structure.
At its peak, 150 people are expected to be on site for the construction works.
Dr Robert Lin, Chief Strategy Officer, Acurio Health and Project Lead for The George Centre said: “Over 13,000 cubic metres of material has already been moved off site to create the basement level. The aim is to have the ground floor poured before Christmas.”
Commenting on the impact of COVID lockdowns on the construction Dr Lin said: “Construction is on track in fact slightly ahead of schedule. The current environment will mean a significant proportion of our sub-contractors are residents from within the local LGA.”