NOVEMBER Works Notice

Please note that these are subject to change due to weather and/or operational impacts. 
Works are continuing for The Children's Hospital at Westmead (CHW) Stage 2 Redevelopment, which includes the new Paediatric Services Building, a new multi-storey car park, refurbishment of some existing areas and a revitalised forecourt:
  • Superstructure and services works are continuing on the Paediatric Services Building and multi-storey car park site including suspended slab concrete pours for the new Paediatric Services Building.
  • Installation of façade on the multi-storey car park and construction of the visual mock up façade for the Paediatric Services Building.
  • Civil and services works, including landscaping, is underway for the new forecourt called ‘KidsPark’. In addition, construction work for the new grocer to begin.
  • Works are underway within the existing hospital for refurbishments (Galleria stairs, airlocks, Clinical Research Centre and Pathology Collection; and Kids Pathology).
  • Works for the level 3 linkway widening is scheduled to commence in November. Hoarding will be established out of hours within the linkway to ensure access is always maintained. Further communications will be distributed outlining the exact dates and impacts.
  • Scaffold installation work continues within KR Lane and Research Lane.
  • Works for the Viral Vector Manufacturing Facility (VVMF) Stage 2 including scaffold installation, investigation works and demolition within and around the Kids Research (KR) building. Construction works are continuing within the Innovation Centre.
Pedestrian and traffic changes
Over the coming months, you may notice increased construction vehicles within Kid’s Research Lane due to works being carried out in the area.
Pedestrian access within Kids Research Lane and Research Road is closed while work is being carried out in this area. Please see map for alternative route.
Staff who travel through this area to access Hawkesbury Road and staff car parks will need to use an alternative route. Access will remain open between CHW and KR via Level 2.
The CHW bike cage will remain open and accessible. For the safety of bicycle users, entry is via the rear of the hospital and walk through the Genetics Corridor, or alternatively enter from the main entrance. Access to the CHW bike cage and Chinese Gardens via Research Road will be closed until several key construction projects are complete.
In mid-November, the KR loading dock and Kids Research Lane will be temporarily closed due to hoarding installation. The project will notify all impacted stakeholders of the closure dates separately.

As always, please follow direction of signage and site staff for your safety. There may be some changes to traffic conditions while work is taking place including intermittent stoppages and lane closures. 

Motorists are reminded to slow down to 20km/h while travelling along Redbank Road. 
Our work hours
This work will occur during standard construction hours (Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm, Saturdays 8am to 5pm). We will provide further notification of any work that is required to take place outside of these hours.

How we will manage works
For your safety, please stay on marked paths, and follow the signs or any directions from site staff during construction. 
Noise, dust and vibration will be closely monitored. This includes mitigation measures such as:
  • A Class and B Class hoardings
  • Programming noisy works to occur during the day
  • Noise and vibration monitors
  • Water trucks to manage dust
  • Noise blankets
For more information on what’s happening around the construction site, you can visit our map.

We thank you for your patience while this project is underway.