Wairau Hospital Upgrade

Working as a subcontractor for the main contractor Hawkins Construction, Robinson Construction had been involved with the concrete and carpentry trades since the $40 million redevelopment of Blenheim's Wairau Hospital started in 2008.  The much-needed redevelopment was undertaken by the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (NMDHB) over a three year period, and slowly transformed the old hospital.

 
Dates: Stage 1: 2008
Stage 2: 2009
Stage 3: 2010
Stage 4: 2011
Project Designer: Maunsell AECOM
Type of Building: Industrial
Size of Building: Stage 1: 3000m2
Stage 2: 1500m2
Stage 3: 3000m2
Stage 4: 1000m2
Building Detail: Stage 1: Single storey, timber framed construction with service walkways in the ceiling space.
Stage 2: Single storey, timber framed construction.
Stage 3: Single storey, timber framed construction with service walkways in ceiling space.
Stage 4: Internal alterations.
Challenges: Attending to client and other trades as subcontractor requires large project management input.  Building within an existing hospital environment is a challenge in itself, adjusting and adapting to staff, patients and existing buildings.
 
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