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Watpac bags $325m contract for works on Herston Quarter redevelopment


Posted by Monica Gameng

Watpac Limited has been awarded a $325 million contract to deliver a number of projects for Australian Unity’s Herston Quarter redevelopment in Brisbane.

Watpac’s initial scope of works will include the relocation of existing site services as well as decommissioning of redundant services. Once initial works are done, Watpac will begin construction on a new Specialist Rehabilitation and Ambulatory Care Centre (SRACC building) for Metro North Hospital and Health Service. The new building will have 35,157 square metres of facilities and it will also feature a Sky Bridge Link to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

Under their contract, Watpac will also be delivering the Spanish Steps which extends from Herston Road into the main public space and dedicated car parks under the SRACC. The company will deliver major infrastructure upgrades and associated road upgrades as well.

SRACC-spanish-steps-herston-quarter.jpgArtist impression of the Spanish Steps (Source: Herston Quarter)

According to Watpac Managing Director Martin Monro, this project was a substantial addition the company’s workbook.

“We are delighted to be part of the team delivering the Herston Quarter precinct and look forward to commencing work on the Specialist Rehabilitation and Ambulatory Care Centre.

“This project draws on our extensive capabilities in delivering highly-specialised, world class health infrastructure throughout Australia,” Mr Monro said.

About the Herston Quarter redevelopment project

This $1.1 billion project will redevelop the five hectare Herston Quarter site within the Herston Health Precinct – adjacent the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital – in the inner Brisbane suburbs.

The project’s masterplan includes:

  • A public rehabilitation hospital
  • A private hospital
  • A residential aged care
  • Retirement living and student accommodation
  • Health research facility
  • Childcare facility
  • A co-working hub
  • Education and training facilities

Construction on the Herston Quarter redevelopment is set to commence next month and will be fully operational by 2020.

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Source: Watpac and The Courier Mail

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.