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Last crane removal signals RAH completion

CONNECT - Message from the Chief Executive

18 May 2015

The last crane on the new Royal Adelaide Hospital site was dismantled this weekend, following completion of the structure and façade.

The 64-metre crane has been in operation for more than two-and-a-half years.

At the height of the project, in 2014, eight of these cranes towered above Adelaide’s west end, reflecting the scale and complexity of the project.

The new hospital spans 10 floors, includes more than 170,000 square metres of fully enclosed space, and runs 306 metres end to end - equivalent to two Adelaide Ovals.

The crane has undertaken approximately 97,000 lifts in the construction of the eastern end of the hospital, which will include an education and training hub for medical students, cancer centre, a childcare centre and playground, as well as the hospital’s commercial precinct.

Construction work will now focus on the internal fit out and furnishing, as well as landscaping across 3.8 hectares.