Thumbs up from the boss for Westmead Redevelopment

Multiplex site manager Ben De Bon, Pezzementi crew supervisor Luke Raward, Multiplex project director Brendan Sweeney with WSLHD chief executive Danny O’Connor.

Western Sydney Local Health District chief executive Danny O’Connor has kicked off 2018 with a tour of the latest work on the Westmead Redevelopment site.

Danny visited the site of the future clinical acute services building (CASB) last week before heading up to IPU B6, which is currently under refurbishment.

Danny said it was great to see the goodwill between the various partners on the project.

“It’s wonderful to see the collaboration between the Westmead project development team, Health Infrastructure, the designers, architects and the various builders and contractors who have brought this project to this point, and now of course, Multiplex, the main works contractor.”

Danny also remarked on the huge amount of work occurring behind-the-scenes, readying the CASB to emerge from the ground.

“There are tens of kilometres of utilities now buried that will be required to operate one of the largest health facilities in Australia,” he said.

“Also, just buried, was the 110,000 litre diesel tank that will power the emergency generators in the case of electricity failure.

“The lift/stair core bases have also been completed and work will begin in earnest in the coming weeks on temporary jump forms to construct the lift cores.

“The main core, with 14 lifts and two stairs, is the largest to have been done across the health program.

“Have a look as the most advanced formwork method in building construction is installed to enable the pouring of up to 470 cubic metres of concrete per day.

“By the middle of the year, about 400 workers will be on site and by the end of the year 800 – far and away the largest number of workers on the construction site of a health facility in the history of the state.”

Multiplex have also nearly completed the pipejacking of the huge stormwater underground for the CASB site to Toongabbie Creek – check out the massive bore pits!

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