BEhind the building: Kane builds new multi-storey car park

The new multi-storey car park continues to progress rapidly with Kane Constructions ramping work on site.  

Conveniently located off Redbank Road, the multi-storey car park is being built as part of the NSW Government’s $619 million redevelopment.  The car park includes almost 1,000 parking spaces and solar panels on both the roof and façade of the building.  

Earlier this year, Health Infrastructure announced Kane as the contractor to deliver the new multi-storey car park as part of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead redevelopment. 

Founded in Melbourne in 1973, Kane is a multi-award winning, privately owned commercial construction company active in all sectors of the industry. With a turnover in excess of $1 billion and over 450 full time employees, Kane operates throughout the east coast of Australia and overseas from offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Canberra.

Kane was awarded the 2016 and 2019 National Construction Master Builder of the Year by Master Builders Australia, and more recently, was awarded Victorian Regional Builder of the Year in 2022 for the impressive Ballarat GovHub project. 

Project Manager Steven Browne said that Kane is thrilled to be delivering this project for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead redevelopment.  

“We’re excited to make a difference and to leave a lasting legacy by building the first new hospital car park in NSW to feature solar panels on the façade and roof.”  

Browne says the new car park will be able to generate around 600kW of renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions and general power at the hospital, which is the equivalent of driving an electric vehicle to the moon and back 8 times. 

He added that the car park design will be reflective of the region, in particular the local Aboriginal community.  

The Dragonfly was developed by local Aboriginal artist Leanne Tobin, following discussions with staff within the precinct, Elders and the community in 2018.  

It reflects the vibrancy and movement of dragonflies and acts as a reminder to the importance of families and gathering together. 

When it is completed in 2023, the car park will assist in servicing the rapidly growing need for healthcare services in our community. 

The project furthers the Westmead Health Precinct as one of the largest health, research, education and training precincts in the world. 

In preparation for the car park, a section of Redbank Road was realigned to improve safety and traffic flow.   

Work is expected to start in late 2022 and be completed in 2023.