Outside Ideas was awarded the external landscaping package for the New Royal Adelaide Hospital in 2015. Due to the extent of the works, the external landscaping needed to be completed in four stages as areas became available. Works included soft landscaping using more than 62,000 local provenance supplied plants for gardens, and creating a stormwater catchment area on a site with soil contamination issues. More than 10,000 tonnes of Mount Compass loam was brought in to provide a suitable base for the gardens and lawn over the capped subgrade.

Outside Ideas worked closely with the consortium to stage the high profile project efficiently, ensuring the workflows and programmed works were completed within the prescribed timeframes. This involved delivering on a challenging request to complete work on highly visible areas at the front of the hospital two years before the building would be opened, which led to longer maintenance periods and delays in planting for the final stage.

The final scope also included street furniture, irrigation and gabions to the wetlands.

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New Royal Adelaide Hospital

location Adelaide
builder Hansen Yuncken Leighton Contractors Joint Venture
value $1,650,000
client Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
architect Tract