New Learning, Development and Research centre at Tweed Valley Hospital
RPS' Project Management team oversees project design and delivery of the first floor of a new state-of-the-art training and research facility in Cudgen, NSW.
Increased health demand
Significant population growth in the Tweed Valley region of northern New South Wales has driven the need to invest in health facilities and training for health professionals.
To meet the increased demand for frontline health services, a coalition of health and education providers formed an alliance to build a dedicated state-of-the-art education and research facility collocated on the site of the new $723.3 million Tweed Valley Hospital.
The Northern NSW Academic Health Alliance includes Bond University, Griffith University, Southern Cross University and TAFE NSW, in partnership with the Northern NSW Local Health District.
The dedicated education facility is aptly referred to as the Learning, Development and Research building. Here students can develop their skills locally and have ready access to professional placements at the adjacent hospital. The facility will also support the region’s capacity to care for the wider Tweed Valley community.
Artist impression of the new Learning, Development and Research building on the Tweed Valley Hospital campus.
Project design and delivery
RPS was engaged by Bond University (on behalf of the Alliance) to provide project management services during the procurement, design, and delivery phases for the first floor of the Learning, Development and Research building.
Our consultants established processes and procedures at the outset of the project to ensure clear communication between multiple stakeholders. Our team managed contracts, payments and design amendments to keep the project progressing and meeting targets.
Our work will continue through the construction and fitout of the new education and research hub – where we will continue to employ best practice procedures to meet key deadlines and ensure the project is delivered on budget and to the highest standard.
Construction of the Learning, Development and Research building is due to be completed in late 2023.