Key Project Updates
The Ministry of Health has awarded the site clearance and demolition works contract for the New Dunedin Hospital to Ceres New Zealand LLC. Ceres NZ have decades worth of experience working on large demolition projects and they played a key role supporting the Christchurch rebuild.
By New Zealand standards this is a large and complex project. The nature of the site requires consideration of a range of issues, including traffic management and safety, impact on neighbouring properties and businesses, disconnecting and re-routing on-site utilities and removal of hazardous materials such as asbestos.
Starting with around 15 workers, the Ceres NZ team will increase to 40 personnel at the peak of demolition works. Most of the workforce will be sourced locally.
Staged demolition works will begin in February and may take up to 12 to 18 months.
Read more about the demolition works here.
New Design Team:
Leading architects Warren and Mahoney have been awarded the major design contract for the New Dunedin Hospital. As New Zealand’s largest architectural firm, they bring a wealth of experience in designing hospitals.
The team will be supported by international health planning and architecture firm HDR, and Dunedin architects McCoy Wixon who are in an ideal position to provide local input.
Early design work completed by CCM Architects will be built upon, with Warren and Mahoney testing a number of new options as part of the design process.
Read more on the design team announcement from Health Minister Dr David Clark here.
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