On May 4, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that major construction had finished three months ahead of schedule on the Westmead Health Precinct’s new Central Acute Services Building.
This is a landmark project that provides world-class health services for Western Sydney and the growing communities across this area. The new hospital building includes two new emergency departments, more than 300 patient rooms and is the centrepiece of the Westmead Health Precinct.
GTA has been working on the Westmead Redevelopment since 2015 after being appointed by Health Infrastructure. Our major role has been providing comprehensive transport advice for the precinct’s redevelopment, preparing a campus-wide transport management plan to support future expansion, preparing transport assessments to support the various planning approvals and providing design advice through the planning and delivery phases.
Central to this work was understanding the effects of existing infrastructure that connects the site as well as the future Parramatta light-rail service that is due to open in 2023. GTA’s involvement in the light-rail project ensured our ability to provide robust advice for the Westmead Health Precinct and facilitate a holistic transport solution for the patients, visitors, and staff.
The redevelopment will see that the NSW health system continues to provide high-quality healthcare and contribute to ongoing health research and education in the decades to come. Creating streamlined access to the hospital and within the site is central to this outcome and ensuring resilience and longevity in its operations.
GTA’s involvement across the redevelopment ensured an efficiency and proactiveness throughout the project further contributing to its early completion and opening.