A joint venture involving a subsidiary of Australian construction giant Leighton Holdings and a local Tasmanian firm has won the contract to redevelop the Royal Hobart Hospital.

Earlier this week, Leighton subsidiary John Holland and Devonport based Fairbrother were awarded the $365 million contract, which involves building two new towers to accommodate operating theatres, women’s clinics, endoscopy, pediatrics, maternity and mental health functions together with the refurbishment of existing clinical areas and site-wide infrastructure upgrades. While describing…