The Penrith and Blue Mountains communities will soon benefit from a second clinical services building at Nepean Hospital with the first sod turned today to mark the start of construction for Stage 2 of the hospital's redevelopment.
The new building will seamlessly connect to the newly opened 14-storey Stage 1 tower and include a new intensive care unit, renal services, medical imaging, more in-patient units, and an accessible and welcoming front-of-house for the hospital.
CPB Constructions was awarded the tender to build the Stage 2 building.
In preparation for main works construction, refurbishment and repurposing works of existing hospital facilities have been taking place at the hospital campus.
In addition to the new clinical services building and refurbishment works, Stage 2 of the redevelopment includes an expansion of community-based health care at Soper Place in Penrith. Construction will start following a design finalisation process with hospital staff.
More than 3,700 contractors and subcontractors worked on Stage 1 of the Nepean Hospital Redevelopment during its construction phase, with 73 per cent of the workforce from Western Sydney.
For more information visit the Nepean Hospital Redevelopment website.
Bruno Zinghini, Executive Director, Western; John Kilzi, Project Director; Matt Vizard, Director; Rebecca Wark, CE and Joe Romeo, Senior Project Director.