The Exemplar Health consortium, lead by development giant Lend Lease, has been announced by Queensland Health as the successful proponent to deliver the new tertiary hospital at Kawana on the Sunshine Coast.


The pubic-private partnership with Queensland Health will see the consortium finance, design, construct and maintain the $2 billion project.


Upon completion, the new hospital will provide 738 beds, including 40 intensive care beds and 40 operating rooms. The hospital will also feature a Skills, Academic and Research Centre (SARC), incorporating academic and healthcare facilities.


"The Sunshine Coast University Hospital project complements our existing health sector portfolio perfectly and reinforces our strategy of being number one in the delivery of major health facilities in Australia,” Lend Leases’s Managing Director of project management and construction Murray Coleman said.


"Importantly, with the construction of the Gold Coast University Hospital due for completion at the end of this year, this selection also enables us to utilise our highly skilled workforce onto another exciting Queensland project.”


Construction is expected to commence late this year