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June 2013

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More plaudits for Royal Children’s

The $1 billion new Royal Children’s Hospital has received two more awards.

The RCH was declared a joint winner of the prestigious Australian Construction Achievement Award – the pinnacle of awards for the construction industry.

With a peak construction workforce of more than 2100, the sheer scale and complexity of the new RCH presented many co-ordination and logistical challenges during its four-year construction, said chief judge Marton Marosszeky.

‘Constructing a new hospital next to an existing one that must continue to operate is a major construction challenge and Lend Lease’s approach ensured the construction and transition of patients could occur in tandem,’ Mr Marosszeky said.

The RCH was also announced a winner in the Best Public Building Category at the property industry’s night of nights in Sydney – the 2013 Property Council of Australia Innovation and Excellence Awards.

Staff, patients and families moved into the new RCH 18 months ago after the hospital was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth in 2011.