Feb 15

The Sunshine Coast’s healthcare system is one step closer to additional capacity as McNab celebrates commencing construction of the $100 million Maroochy Private Hospital today in the Maroochydore greenfield CBD development – the largest of its kind in Australia.

Developed by Fortius Healthcare and Barwon Investment Partners, the 11,876sqm Maroochy Private Hospital will provide multiple surgical specialties alongside multi-disciplinary healthcare services with comprehensive pain management, sports medicine and allied health.

McNab Founder and Managing Director Michael McNab said he was excited to begin construction of the 10-storey project, which will join the award-winning Sunshine Coast Council City Hall as the second project to be delivered by the McNab in the CBD development.

“As always, we are delivering this world-class, fit-for-purpose building with the local Sunshine Coast community in mind and are committed to supporting local trades, generating approximately 2,000 jobs on the Sunshine Coast during the 24-month construction period,” Mr McNab said.

“The building design incorporates a unique glazed façade with the main fire stairs providing a column of natural light to be enjoyed by those traversing the stairs between the hospital floors. Surgeons, doctors and other medical staff often spend extended periods working in artificial light and this unique building feature has been thoughtfully integrated into the design by architects, HSPC.

“The glazing also acts as a key architectural feature when viewing the building from the surrounding area, which includes the award-winning Sunshine Coast Council City Hall which we delivered late 2022 – a project we were so proud to be a part of.

“The hospital will also connect to the CBD’s automated waste delivery system which uses a pneumatic waste pipe network transferring waste directly from the building and street-side rubbish bins to a sorting facility outside the precinct – an Australian first.

“We look forward to once again contributing to the skyline of the Maroochydore CBD – a first-of-its-kind regional civic, business and commercial heart – and providing an innovative healthcare hub for Sunshine Coast residents.”

The Maroochy Private Hospital will be delivered under the new Greenstar rating tool – Green Star Buildings* – and will be delivered to a Best Practice 4-star rating. This rating considers clean air, light quality, healthy building materials, acoustic comfort and connection to nature.

Adjunct Professor Daevyd Rodda from Fortius Healthcare, said the team was excited at the prospect of opening the doors to the new state-of-the-art development.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate the Maroochy Private Hospital coming out of the ground as the Sunshine Coast is an area where we are seeing tremendous growth,” Adjunct Professor Rodda said.

“The new hospital will bring world-class services to the local community including six fully integrated, cutting edge operating theatres and luxurious ward accommodation for 45 in-patients.

“The Maroochy Private Hospital will also be a research and innovation hub, with anchor tenants including the University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC) and leading international orthopaedic company, Medacta.  

There has been extremely strong interest in the project with 75 per cent of space already pre-committed.

Maroochy Private Hospital marks the 10th project to be commenced in Maroochydore City Centre, Australia’s largest greenfield CBD, with seven projects already completed and three currently underway. The city centre will continue to be built over the next 15 to 20 years as part of an historic agreement between the Sunshine Coast Council, Walker Corporation and SunCentral Maroochydore.

Construction of the Maroochy Private Hospital is expected to be completedby the end of 2025.

* Green Star Buildings rating: https://new.gbca.org.au/green-star/rating-system/buildings/

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