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New Royal Adelaide Hospital

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital will provide world-class health care and facilities for South Australians.


Sector: Health/medical

Location: Port Road, Adelaide SA

Client: Government of SA – SA Health

Builder: HYLCJV (Hansen Yuncken Leighton Contractors’ Joint Venture

Project Value: $1.85 billion

Construction Period: 2011-2016



  • The New RAH is the largest building (in floor space) ever built in Australia
  • The hospital will provide 251,000 square metres of floor over 10 levels
  • 100,000 cubic metres of concrete
  • 15,000 tonnes of reinforcing steel
  • More than half a million tonnes of bulk excavation have been removed from the site

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The New Royal Adelaide Hospital, located in the city’s west end, will be the state’s flagship public hospital and will be the cornerstone of the reformed South Australian Health System. The $1.85 billion facility will be the single largest infrastructure project in the state’s history and will be one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in the country, enabling world-class care for the people of South Australia.

Employing close to 6,000 people and accommodating 85,000 inpatients and more than 400,000 outpatients per year, the 10 hectare site will have 800 beds (120 more than the RAH’s current site), 40 operating theatres, and 100% single impatient rooms with en-suite bathrooms for patients, providing space for treatment and rehabilitation and reducing the risk of cross infection.

When complete, the hospital will provide 251,000 square metres of floor over 10 levels and will also have an underground car park with approximately 2,300 bays.

Saccardo Constructions was approached by the Joint Venture partners as they recognised we were one of the few contractors with the resources and technical expertise to undertake such a large and time-sensitive project. Due to the duration of the project and the resources required, we established an on-site office with a dedicated project manager, site supervisor and contracts administrator to better service the day-to-day challenges.