Grafton Base Hospital

Quick Facts:

CLIENT: Health Infrastructure NSW
ARCHITECT: Hassell Architects

AWARDS: 2007 MBA Excellence in Construction Award – Housing Projects
2013 MBA Awards for Excellence in Construction – Health Buildings up to $25,000,000

  • state-of-the-art operating theatres
  • new surgical services building
  • new emergency department
  • new kitchen facility
  • refurbishment of the existing orthopaedic ward
  • new medical imaging ward and associated plant rooms







Project Details:

The re-development of Grafton Base Hospital was a multi-staged project over three years undertaken by Lahey Constructions. All works were constructed while the hospital was fully operational.

Detailed planning, effective communication with formal weekly minuted meetings and thorough reviews of construction methodology were established prior to any works commencing to ensure all works ran efficiently with very minimal impact to daily operations of a live hospital.

Innovative construction methods were implemented to minimise risk and delay when undertaking the construction of the new medical imaging ward. This included erecting a new structural steel framework through an existing roof and then installing a new roof over the top of the existing to ensure no potential water ingress.

The modern facilities and equipment also have the added benefit of attracting high-level clinical staff to a regional hospital.



  • Suite 2.08, 55 Miller St, Pyrmont, NSW 2009


  • (02) 9509 3333