As the final stages of construction approach, it’s hard to believe that close to nine years ago, the journey of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital began.
Taking occupation of the site in June 2011, the first of the site amenities was established and the team cleared the remnants of the existing rail yard.
By the end of 2012, ground works were advanced, drilling of 2,000 piles was underway, the first ground slab had been poured and the first of eight tower cranes was erected. By 2013, the site had become a sea of structure, formwork, tower cranes and scaffold. Activity on site peaked in 2014 as numbers reached close to 2,000 people on site each day. Focus now shifted from external to internal. Progression through 2015 saw over 2,500 people on site, the removal of the last tower crane and the completion of the first internal area. And here we are in 2016 with Caledonia still having strong presence at the RAH as the final push towards handover gains momentum.