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New Royal Adelaide Hospital

John Laing is one of the equity providers in the SA Health Partnership consortium, which includes Leighton Contractors, Macquarie Capital Group, Hansen Yuncken and Spotless. The consortium achieved Financial Close on the project in June 2011. The client is the Government of South Australia.


The new Royal Adelaide Hospital will be the most advanced hospital in Australia, delivering world-class health care in a modern and safe environment. The entire design has been based around providing a patient-centred model of care, which means putting the patient first and making their experience as positive as possible.

The hospital will deliver advanced technologies and innovative care to enable the use of state-of-the-art equipment that will provide the highest-quality treatment and care to the people of South Australia.

Advanced technologies will be utilised throughout the facility, including patient weighing beds and intelligent information systems such as wireless technology, equipment tracking capability and bedside entertainment and meal ordering for patients.

Containing 700 single bedrooms and 100 same-day beds, the nRAH will have the capacity to admit over 80,000 patients per year.

The new hospital has been designed with patient needs at its centre. Rooms are designed as a private healing environment, making the most of natural light, fresh air and views. Patients will have the opportunity to display artwork, with access to outdoor areas and a place for visiting family to stay.

Green initiatives include rooftop rainwater and storm water recycling, solar boosted hot water, high efficiency water fittings throughout, water sensitive landscaping, natural light, a tri-generation system (with absorption chillers) to utilise waste heat from energy generators to provide heating and cooling to the building and the use of environmentally-friendly materials.

Construction of the New Royal Adelaide Hospital begun in 2011 and is scheduled for completion in 2016. It is the largest single social infrastructure project in Australia and will help to re-vitalise and energise the city’s West End.

Ongoing activity

The SA Health Partnership consortium is undertaking the financing, design, construction and operation of the non-clinical services of the hospital for 35 years, while SA Health continues to operate the hospital and provide all core clinical services, staffing, teaching and research.

Spotless will provide facilities management services and maintain it for approximately 30 years.

Please view below a virtual tour of hte New Royal Adelaide Hospital.


To view a webcam of the nRAH contruction site, please click here.

John Laing - New Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia