Building better with Roberts Co
Committed to taking a fresh, modern approach and driving innovation in construction, Roberts Co is bringing this vision to The Children's Hospital at Westmead (CHW) redevelopment project.
The Australian-owned, Sydney-based company has been awarded the contract to build the Paediatric Services Building (PSB) at CHW, with early and enabling works underway ahead of the building's predicted completion in 2025.
Roberts Co is known in NSW for its work on hospital redevelopments at Concord and Liverpool. Our project is one of around six major construction projects the company currently oversees in the state.
Speaking at the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network staff forum in August, Roberts Co Construction Manager Damian Vella said the company is dedicated to diversity and wellness – highlighting partnerships to increase female and Indigenous participation and a commitment to a five-day work week.
We want to make sure the company is diverse. We want to lead by example. Thirty-nine per cent of our organisation is made up of females. This is far greater than the industry average of eighteen per cent," said Roberts Co Construction Manager Damian Vella.
He also told the forum that as a father-of-three, "I understand and appreciate improving lives of children and their families, it's paramount."
"Ultimately, there is no greater responsibility or privilege than holding the welfare of a child in your hands, as they hold the future in theirs," Damian said.
Gardens, accessible play areas, family rooms and carer accommodation are among the highlights of the future Paediatric Services Building.
The new facility will consolidate the state's most critical paediatric services, including intensive care, surgical, medical and cancer care and provide the latest facilities for child and adolescent health.
Also speaking at the forum, CHW Redevelopment Program Director, Cassie Hainsworth said hundreds of staff had been involved in the planning and design of the building since 2019.
Through master planning to design, we've collaborated, listened and have refined the spaces with all our staff," said CHW Redevelopment Program Director Cassie Hainsworth.
"We have achieved a unique design because of all the feedback we've received, and I believe we will deliver world-class care to our children when these buildings open."
Go here for more information about the redevelopment: https://westmeadkidsredevelopment.health.nsw.gov.au