Winner emerges on Sunshine Coast
According to rumours in the market, the Exemplar Health consortium comprising Lend Lease, Siemens, Capella Capital and Spotless is to be awarded the 25-year contract to design, build, finance and maintain the hospital buildings in Queensland.
The consortium is backed by ING Bank, Mizuho Corporate Bank, National Australia Bank, SMBC and Westpac Bank.
Local newspaper the Australian Financial Review is reported as claiming Exemplar beat the Laing O’Rourke consortium, which included Macquarie Capital, UGL and Bilfinger Berger. A third consortium, of Thiess/Abigroup, and Leighton Contractors had earlier bids rejected.
The hospital will open with 450 beds in 2016, increasing to 738 beds by 2021 and will be the biggest hospital building project in Australia when construction begins in 2013.