Project Scope

The Royal Hobart Hospital is Tasmania’s largest hospital and the state’s premier private healthcare facility. It is also home to Hobart’s central medical research centre and enjoys strong partnerships with the University of Tasmania and other institutions.





COVA were engaged to spearhead and deliver the hospital’s AUD6 million redevelopment project which saw the old site transformed into a world-class multipurpose healthcare facility.

As part of the project, COVA drew on the core facilities and existing shell of the old Queen Alexandria Maternity Hospital, stripping the floors to create space for the new 11,000 square metre, 150-bed site.

COVA were also responsible for the new hospital’s state-of-the-art wings and medical facilities including the emergency department, high dependency unit and maternity ward as well as the angiography, surgical nursing and cardiology suites.

In particular, the refurbished theatre suite offers a powerful example of innovation in the field of building design. COVA engineered the suite to seamlessly incorporate three standard operating rooms, one orthopaedic operating room and administration offices along with a surgeon’s lounge, a coffee shop and a process kitchen.

The new hospital was fully operational just nine months from the site acquisition and planning stages, which was a result of COVA’s project management expertise.