The New Royal Adelaide Hospital South Australia; The New Royal Adelaide Hospital South Australia;

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide

The new RAH will be one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in Australia

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) will be the State’s flagship tertiary level health care facility and will provide 700 overnight and 100 same-day beds. Arup has been involved with the $1.85 billion project for many years, co-locating our staff within the SA Health Project office, creating one high performing team to assist in delivery of the project.

Since 2008 Arup has provided a range of project management and technical services, using our broad global knowledge network to advise SA Health on Public Private Partnership (PPP) procurement and management processes to assist with the achievement of best practice in healthcare facility design.

Our advisory role to the client has included project management of the feasibility and master planning early stages, acoustic, vibration, logistics and environmental advisory services, and from 2014 implementation of an integrated Program Management Office (iPMO) for the transition (relocation) phase. The iPMO role includes assisting with benefits analysis, scheduling, coordination of progress reporting systems, documentation review, and implementation of contract and risk management systems to drive better results for the project and its programme. Critical to the success of the role has been the direct support provided by Arup project managers to the equipment procurement, supply chain, operational commissioning and clinical activation, ICT, contract management and workforce teams, which has strengthened the links between the “project” and the “business” of the health service.

Project Summary


$1.85billion project

100%single overnight general patient rooms

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital room The new Royal Adelaide Hospital room

A deep understanding of the client’s drivers, borne through our long relationship with SA Health, has allowed our team to identify and escalate relevant key issues, and assist with timely stakeholder communication critical to a project of this scale.

The project is currently planned to be completed in 2017.