Queensland suppliers to benefit from new hospital development

A new and exciting opportunity to supply goods and services to Woollam Constructions for the $22 million Gladstone Hospital Emergency Department project is now open on ICN Gateway.


Woollam Constructions is a leader in the commercial construction industry and at 135 years is Queensland’s oldest privately-owned construction company. The evolution of Woollam has paralleled the changing face of Australia. From a small family business started by an optimistic migrant in the late 1800s, the company continues to create buildings for the times.

Woollam Constructions was awarded the construction contract for the new Gladstone Hospital Emergency Department in December 2018. This project will double the capacity of the existing facility and enable the hospital to meet future demands of a growing and ageing population, and improve the clinical capability, patient care and user comfort.


The scope of the project generally includes but is not limited to:


  • Clearing of the existing carpark site and removal of existing oxygen tank to enable construction of the new Emergency Department
  • Construction of a single storey Emergency Department on the site of the existing carpark at the southern end of the hospital, and
  • Construction of a link from the new Emergency Department to the existing building.


On completion, the new Emergency Department will consist of Acute, Fast Track, Resus, Paediatric and Short Stay Zones, in addition to a new Medical Imaging Zone. Site infrastructure will be upgraded as necessary to support the construction of the new department. This includes additional chilled water plant, upgrading the main switchboard and provision of a new oxygen VIE.

Construction of the Gladstone Hospital Emergency Department project will commence onsite in February 2019 and conclude mid-2020.


As part of their commitment to engaging with local industry, Woollam Constructions hosted a local industry briefing in Gladstone on 20 February. The briefing provided an opportunity for local suppliers to meet Woollam’s local team and find out about opportunities for local subcontractors and suppliers to become involved in the project.


“We’re big believers in face-to-face contact, sharing information about our business so local contractors can meet us and know how to contact us if they need to talk about the project,” said Woollam Constructions Managing Director, Craig Percival.


“We are big on the fact they are not subcontractors, they’re our contract partners,” he said.


 “It’s not us and them, we’re in this together.”

For more information go to the ICN Gateway page.