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Royal Women’s Hospital - Melbourne, Australia


The $250 million Royal Women’s Hospital (RWH) in Melbourne opened its doors in 2008 and offers specialist women’s medical and maternity services, as well as a new world-class Research Centre, to the women of Victoria in a brand new state-of-the-art building.

Located next door to The Royal Melbourne Hospital, the new RWH is strategically placed to offer Victorian women services specifically designed for them, along with better access to The Royal Melbourne Hospital’s critical care facilities.

The hospital strives to set the benchmark in women’s health and provide support for women to manage their health. Retaining its status as a major teaching, training and research hospital, providing world-class care for women of all ages; obstetric and gynaecology services, reproductive services, sexual health services and cancer services.

Each year, the RWH delivers more than 5000 babies, cares for over 2,000 premature and ill babies in their neonatal intensive and special care nurseries, and perform 11,000 same day procedures and carry out 12,000 operations.

The Royal Women’s Health Partnership, led by Bilfinger Berger with builder Baulderstone Hornibrook commenced construction on the new 40,000sq.m RWH in April 2005. A.E.Smith were awarded the Mechanical Services contract installing approximately $18 million of air conditioning equipment, utilizing numerous specialist subcontractors and suppliers, of which Fantech played a significant part in delivering this project to the State of Victoria.

The site team, led by Ric Mitchell worked with Fantech during the construction period, installing many assorted fans in the wards, theatres, delivery rooms & administration areas.

Fantech is proud to be involved in a project of such vital importance to Victorian women and their babies.

HVAC Contractor: A.E.Smith

Builder: Baulderstone Hornibrook 

Architect: DWI (DesignInc/Woodhead)

Equipment supplied: 80 fans axial fans up to 2000mm