Master Builder of the Year | National 2016, 2019 | Victoria 2016, 2017, 2019
PROJECTS | Victoria

University Hospital Geelong Major Upgrade Works






Barwon Health


Johnstaff Projects
Silver Thomas Hanley Architects


2017 Australian Institute of Building, Victorian Chapter Certificate of High Commendation Commercial Construction $100M +

Kane Constructions was appointed in 2011 as Construction Manager to deliver the $126 million Major Upgrade Works projects at the University Hospital Geelong in Victoria.

The scope involved a package of works to address the immediate needs of Barwon Health and relieve pressure points in the existing facilities as the Master Plan progresses. 

Project 1 comprised the fitout of Level 3 of the existing Emergency Department Tower to office space and the conversion of Level 2 of the Heath Wing in to a 24-bed acute inpatient ward. 

Project 2 involved the refurbishment of existing operating theatres. 

Project 3 involved an 8-bed expansion to the Swanston Centre Mental Health Facility. 

Project 4 involved the refurbishment and extension of the former Red Cross Building into an Outpatients facility. 

Project 5 comprises the construction of new four level building to house an ICU. 

Project 6 is a new four vertical extension to the existing four level Emergency Department Tower to house three 32-bed wards and plant room. The scope also includes a new two level supportive care building for cancer services and future expansion of the Emergency Department. 

Project 7 - Roof Top Helipad. Kane took a lead role during the design development of the helipad which included site visits to existing hospital installations in Brisbane. Kane’s methodology of the steel and aluminium pad was adopted. This allowed procurement works to happen concurrently and the steel which was fabricated locally was installed just prior to the delivery of the helideck shipped from The Netherlands. This provided a substantial program and cost saving for the project.

This major redevelopment has required detailed logistical planning to enable the works to take place without major interruption to hospital operations. 

Kane has maintained a continuous presence at University Hospital Geelong since 2004.