Box Hill Hospital

The Victorian Government committed $447.5 million dollars to the Box Hill Hospital Redevelopment Project which saw a major new building constructed adjacent to the existing hospital complex; delivering expanded operating theatre facilities, diagnostic services, outpatient clinics and staff facilities.

Managing Contractor, Baulderstone, appointed A.G. Coombs to provide mechanical and mixed hospital services to the new Box Hill Hospital facility. These included design validation and coordination responsibilities, and the fabrication, installation, commissioning and maintenance of building systems and technologies including HVAC, medical gases, pneumatic tube transport system, the Building Management and Controls System and a new tri-generation plant, with the redevelopment targeting the equivalent of a green four-star environmental rating when complete.

Five large multi-service risers were assembled in A.G. Coombs’ off-site integrated prefabrication facility and shipped to site for installation. Use of laser survey units to accurately and quickly lay out services significantly reduced the extent of on-site drilling and working at heights and thereby substantially improved workplace health and safety, accuracy and productivity.

The hospital was officially opened on 12 August 2014.

Our end mission is to construct a new facility that will help provide positive health experiences for the people and communities in the east of Melbourne. A.G. Coombs’ extensive experience in major healthcare facilities enables them to fully appreciate the needs and requirements of the new Box Hill Hospital and the importance of the building being handed over completely operational and defect-free. Their detailed expertise in specialist complex medical equipment and systems, along with experience in installing tri-generation plant and optimising energy performance, is being applied on the project. This is all critical in helping to build a bigger, better hospital at Box Hill.

Andrew Miller, Project Manager Services, Baulderstone

Project Overview

Project Name: Box Hill Hospital

Location: VIC

Client: Baulderstone

Project Value: $38.7 million

Year Completed: 2014

Project Type

Construction – major redevelopment


  • Eastern Health’s vision of a technologically advanced healthcare facility in Box Hill has been realised.
  • Significant improvements in on-site installation time and safety, and enhanced access provisions for safe and easy future maintenance through the use of A.G. Coombs integrated prefabrication capability.

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