Tenders are being called for demolition works for the old Royal Adelaide Hospital and opportunities have been opened for local demolition and remediation contractors in South Australia. The demolition will be one of the biggest projects of its type ever undertaken in the state.
The demolition project will create industry demand for about four years as well as supporting local jobs, including up to 600 construction jobs.
Urban Renewal Authority (trading as Renewal SA) called for the tender last week proposing to undertake a large package demolition East Wing, Hone Wing and Cobalt Wing and remediation works to enable future redevelopment of the Old Royal Adelaide Hospital ORAH site.
The purpose of the RFT (Request for Tender) is to appoint a Principal Contractor to undertake the demolition and remediation works. The closing date is August 1 and tender details are available at Australian Tenders.
Renewal SA also highlighted the project progress with the Expressions of Interest being assessed from a range of diverse stakeholders for proposals and ideas to activate buildings and spaces across the site to create a dynamic location for events and activities. Renewal SA continues to work with Commercial & General and John Holland on a master plan for the site.
Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan said that The transformation of the site into an openly accessible space would be one of the most significant projects for Adelaide’s East End.
"We want to open up this site to the public and we want to be ready to be start achieving that as soon as possible once the new Royal Adelaide Hospital opens in September, he said. "More than 2ha of land will be transferred to the Adelaide Botanic Garden from the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site, with more than 70% of the 7ha site to be accessible to the public."
The minister added that "the demolition of these old and outdated buildings will be one of the biggest projects of its type ever undertaken in South Australia and will present significant opportunities for local demolition and remediation contractors to gain work."
High levels of expertise will be required to remove buildings up to 12-storeys and the contractors will need to ensure that noise and dust are minimised as much as possible.
Stage 1 of the project will include the demolition of the East Wing building, which is located adjacent the Adelaide Botanic Garden. Demolition and remediation for the entire project is estimated to have a combined cost of over $150 million. Demolition will be done in phases, which is expected to take three to four years to complete. Heritage buildings on-site will be refurbished and retained.
The buildings assigned for demolition were built between 1950 and 1980, with some containing asbestos that requires removal. Most consist of a mix of materials including metals, concrete and masonry that require separation, processing and removal from the site. All waste are planned to be appropriately processed, and either removed or recycled and reused.
According to Renewal SA, the preferred demolition contractor will need to prepare a Construction Environmental Management Plan in accordance with Environment Protection Authority standard provisions for air quality including dust, noise, site contamination, waste and water quality.
Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan also highlighted that the demolition of these old buildings will be one of the biggest projects of its kind ever undertaken in South Australia and will present significant opportunities for local demolition and remediation contractors to gain work.
Works are projected to commence later in 2017 once the transition of patients, staff and existing services to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital in the West End are completed.
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