The new Calvary Adelaide Hospital opened in early January on Angas Street in the city, but 10 March marked the official opening, with a blessing by His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley and The Most Reverend Gregory O’Kelly Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Adelaide, as well as a traditional smoking ceremony from Kaurna and Narrunga man, Jack Buckskin.
Thomson Geer’s property team consisting of Partner, Chris Kelly and Associate, Jessica Blank, advised Calvary on the project’s property-related legal requirements since its inception in mid-2016.
The new $345 million Calvary Adelaide Hospital is Calvary’s biggest investment in Australia and is the largest private hospital in South Australia, with 344 beds spread across 12 floors, and employing more than 600 staff. The new hospital consolidates the previous 170-bed Calvary Wakefield Hospital and 60-bed Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital in Walkerville, adding more than 100 beds in the process. It is expected that the hospital will provide care for more than 27,000 people each year.
Our team provided advice on and negotiated the property documentation, including leading negotiations on the Project Deed and Lease documentation, ensured land rights were secured, provided advice on planning and property issues and negotiated agreements for lease and leases with all subtenants.
We have advised Calvary for more than 15 years in respect of retail, commercial and medical leasing and property related matters for its health, aged care and community services businesses in South Australia.
Our involvement in this project follows on from our work nationally on other large scale projects in the healthcare industry, such as the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and St Vincent’s Sydney Private Hospital.