Grafton Base Hospital


Quick Facts:

CLIENT: Health Infrastructure NSW
ARCHITECT: Hassell Architects
MBA Excellence in Construction Award – Health Buildings < $25M

  • 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 redevelopment of Grafton Base Hospital was a multi-staged project over three years, with all works carried out while the hospital remained fully operational. This required very detailed pre-planning, effective communication with stakeholders, and thorough reviews of construction methodology. Extensive relocations to major hospital services were also required throughout the build to ensure hospital operations, including critical care activities, were not affected.

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.



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


  • (02) 9509 3333