Project Profile

New Royal Adelaide Hospital

Location: Adelaide, SA || Client: Hansen Yuncken || Project value: $2.2 Billion
Date: 2013 – 2017

Key team members

Deb James, Jon Cooper, Sam Fotheringham, Matthew Stead, Matthew Tripodi

Project Description

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital is a large 11- storey building built to replace the existing Royal Adelaide Hospital in the new health precinct on the north-western corner of Adelaide’s CBD. It is a state-of-the-art hospital with 800 beds and associated training and support facilities. The hospital is being delivered as a public-private partnership with builders Hansen Yuncken Leighton Contractors (HYLC) Joint Venture.

Client Needs

The client required support with value management to reduce cost in building forms, assistance in deriving appropriate criteria with the State and undertaking compliance measurements and certifications.

Resonate's involvement

Resonate provided HYLC with acoustic advice to aid in peer review and to assist NDY with the acoustic issues on site. Issues to date have included:

  • Review and testing of the proposed roof system to control helicopter noise intrusion. This involved construction and testing of the proposed roof structure at Adelaide University
  • Review and recommendations for acoustic rated walls throughout the development to aid in reducing construction costs
  • Review of the technical specification requirements and acoustic design of doors in acoustic rated partition. This also involved significant on-site separation testing.
  • Assistance with Schedule 10 testing
  • Extensive post-construction testing of significant spaces throughout the development to ensure that the State’s technical requirements had been achieved, and to provide rectification advice where necessary.


The client achieved a cost saving by reducing the complexity of wall constructions and were assisted in supporting decisions for alternative criteria. Resonate delivered assistance in completing the compliance testing in time for the opening date of the new hospital and provided an alternative perpective for the client for all acoustic queries.