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Expression of Interest - Bendigo Health Day Rehabilitation Centre - Main Works Building Contractor
Issued By Department of Health - Victorian Health Building Authority
Expression of Interest
Building and Facility Construction and Maintenance Services


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The Bendigo Hospital site includes several aged buildings that are in poor condition and no longer fit for purpose. Building assessments and audits undertaken rate the majority of the remaining buildings on the site ‘Poor’ to ‘Very Poor’ in terms of condition and functional adaptability, with the North Wing and East Wing Towers assessed as amongst the worst on the site. These campus towers are substandard in the context of Fire Safety, Building Compliance and Services Infrastructure. Ineffective layout is also considered to be problematic, rehabilitative and supporting facilities are spread across numerous buildings and sites, inhibiting Bendigo Health’s ability to deliver its health services.

The 2019/20 business case details and supported a proposal for capital funding investment of $59.5 million to build a new hydrotherapy pool and to refurbish the existing Phillips and Hyett blocks (refer to Fig 1.1 for location) and to relocate physiotherapy, occupational therapy, hydrotherapy, social work, dental, speech therapy, prosthetics and orthotics, clinical psychology and neuropsychology, which are currently ineffectively spread out across different locations on the hospital grounds. It will also allow the safe demolition of John Lindell Rehabilitation Unit (JLRU), the old East and North Wing tower buildings and the Hydrotherapy Pool (refer to Fig 1.1 for location), which will be returned to the community as public green open space for Central Victorians to enjoy.

The Hyett-Phillips buildings were constructed using concrete slabs and columns construction. Internal walls are partition styles. Further, there has recently been upgrades to the fire services (i.e. fire sprinkler system), and some asbestos remediation in the buildings. The Hyett-Phillips building is currently largely vacant, and this will assist with decanting and relocation sequencing and planning.

The Project Scope comprises a combination of the following:

Refurbishment activities in the Hyett-Phillips buildings, which broadly consist of:

  • Consolidation of rehabilitation health services into a centralised facility utilising an existing retained building (the Hyett-Phillips buildings across Lucan Street Site). These services are currently ineffectively spread out across different locations on the hospital grounds and other external facilities. Also, all staff services to be consolidated on Barnard Street site;
  • Revised layout and refurbishment of the Hyett-Phillips Buildings to accommodate new and retained services, with a view to ensuring better adjacency of services. Only strategic upgrades are taking place, approximately 45% of the Lucan Street Site buildings, reducing requirements for NCC upgrades (less than 50% refurbishments);
  • Strategic refurbishment of services to all buildings in-scope on a floor-by-floor basis, including Electrical, Communications/IT, Mechanical, Vertical Transport, Hydraulics and Fire Services;
  • Replacement of Mechanical /Air-handling equipment to retained buildings;
  • Minimal works to areas already occupied and majority of departments to be decanted directly into new locations. Relocation of departments from the towers to be demolished is to be staged and planned to meet the requirement of Bendigo Health from continuity of services perspective;
  • The construction of a new hydrotherapy pool;
  • Decommissioning and upgrading of existing plant (Basement & Level5) in the Hyett-Phillips Buildings.

Demolition activities, which consist of:

  • Safe demolition of the North Wing (B7-A) and East Wing (B7-B) tower buildings, the John Lindell Rehabilitation Unit (B7) and the Hydrotherapy Pool (B7-C) which will be returned to the community as public green open space. Buildings to be demolished are shown in Fig 1.1 above.

Specification Documents 

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  • BHDRC EOI Documentation V2.0 Final   
    • Version 1 (27/05/2021)
    • Available by Download   (11 MB)
  • BHDRC EOI Documentation V2.0 Final   
    • Version 1 (27/05/2021)
    • Available by Download   (5 MB)
  • Architectural floor plans Final   
    • Version 1 (27/05/2021)
    • Available by Download   (16 MB)
  • BHDRC EOI Clarification Number 1 VPS Special_Spiro Sarkis   
    • Version 1 (07/06/2021)
    • Available by Download   (2 MB)