National Category Winner: NALCO Health Award

Project: Burwood Hospital Redevelopment

Entrant

Leighs Cockram JV Limited

Project Partners

Jasmax/Klein/Sheppard & Rout Architects (Architect/Designer), Leighs Cockram JV Limited (Construction Company), Beca Limited (Engineer)

Owned by

Ministry of Health

Home to the latest advances in aged health care, this new development provides patients and staff with the technology and environment required for ensuring the highest level of service. It comprises three, three-storey ward blocks with accommodation for up to 230 patients, clinical support services, and an outpatient clinic that will cater for about 80,000 people each year.

Judges comments

This was an extremely successful collaboration between the two main contractors and the designers. Acute attention to detail is evident in the planning and finishing, resulting in a world-class healthcare facility which will serve the people of Canterbury and beyond well into the future. From the state of the art façade to the industrial architecture in the boiler house, contrasting with the softer, comfortable ambiance of the public and ward areas, all combine to give an overwhelming visual experience.

 

National Category Winner: Health

Project: ESC Link Bridge, North Shore Hospital

Entrant

NZ Strong Group Limited

Project Partners

NZ Strong (Construction Company), Beca Limited (Project Management)

Owned by

Waitemata District Health Board

This new bridge between North Shore Hospital and the Elective Surgery Centre allows a bed surplus within the ESC to be easily and comfortably utilised by hospital patients. The structure has also been designed to accommodate connections to new facilities when they are built.

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National Category Winner: Health

Project: KM Surgical/Avenue Health

Entrant

Leighs Construction Limited

Project Partners

Pedersen Read (Engineer), Leighs Construction Limited (Construction Company), Wilson & Hill Architects Limited (Architect/Designer), Powell Fenwick Consultants Ltd (Engineer), Cosgroves (Engineer)

Owned by

KM Business Trust & Avenue Health Limiited

Designed as a centre of excellence for skin and cosmetic surgery, this building’s clever layout allows for complex services to be delivered on a tight footprint. The structure and building services infrastructure exceed the New Zealand standards for resistance to natural disasters, while the tree-lined grounds connect the building with its residential surroundings.

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National Category Winner: Health

Project: Rangiora Health Hub

Entrant

Hawkins Construction South Island Limited

Project Partners

Hawkins Construction South Island Ltd (Construction Company), Noordanus Architects Limited (Architect/Designer)

Owned by

Canterbury District Health Board

This new fit-for-purpose 1250m2 facility includes two birthing rooms – kitted out with pools and other equipment to safely deliver babies – and 12 post-natal rooms. While the initial focus is on maternity care, Rangiora Health Hub also includes four assessment (clinic) rooms, four flexi beds for patients recuperating after surgery or from an illness, and a kitchen catering for in-house patient meals as well as Meals on Wheels for the local community.

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National Category Winner: Health

Project: He Puna Waiora

Entrant

RCC Healthcare Limited

Project Partners

Rider Levett Bucknell (Quantity Surveyor), RCP (Engineer), RCC Healthcare Limited (Construction Company), Fitness Fleming now Brave Architects (Architect/Designer), RCP (Project Manager)

Owned by

Waitemata District Health Board

He Puna Waiora — "A pool of wellness" — is Waitemata DHB's new stand-alone, secure mental health facility, with bedrooms for 46 clients and therapeutic spaces for a range of modern treatment methods. The design enhances the clients’ sense of dignity and comfort while promoting autonomy, protecting individual rights, and ensuring safety for staff and clients alike.

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National Category Winner: Health

Project: Harley Gray Building PC2 Laboratory, Middlemore Hospital

Entrant

Leighs Construction Limited

Project Partners

Klein Architects (Architect/Designer), Leighs Construction Limited (Construction Company), Beca Limited (Engineer), RCP (Project Manager)

Owned by

Counties Manukau District Health Board

Despite extensive logistical challenges, this project saw the construction of a new laboratory on level one of Middlemore Hospital. Using innovative techniques, the team fixed some 30,000 anchors into a concrete slab on the underside of operating theatres without transmitting noise or vibration to the patients and staff above.

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National Category Winner: Health

Project: TRG Imaging Shakespeare Road

Entrant

Peddle Thorp

Project Partners

Aspec Construction (Construction Company), Peddle Thorp (Architect/Designer)

Owned by

Shakespeare Holdings Limited

This imaging facility was designed with an intimate understanding of daily workflows in order to squeeze the most out of a tight floorplan. The simple box exterior delivers on requirements for privacy and limited sunlight penetration, while plantings are integrated with the layout to bring the interior to life.

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National Category Winner: Health

Project: Wigram Health

Entrant

The Buchan Group

Project Partners

The Buchan Group (Architect), Armitage Williams Construction (Construction Company)

Owned by

Wigram Health Limited

This two storey medical centre employs subtle angles and folded cantilevered canopies to reflect the site’s aviation past. The design carefully manages natural light penetration to balance privacy considerations with an atmosphere of vitality.

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National Category Winner: Health

Project: Cambridge Veterinary Services

Entrant

Livingstone Building NZ & DLA Architects

Project Partners

Livingstone Building NZ (Construction Company), DLA Architects (Architect/Designer)

Owned by

Cambridge Vetinary Services

This building was conceptually designed from the inside out to provide a modern, flexible and functional animal care space. The domestic exterior shape connects the building with the local community, while the materials palette demonstrates a familiarity with the rural New Zealand lifestyle.

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National Category Winner: Health

Project: Northern Campus Development

Entrant

McMillan & Lockwood BOP Limited

Project Partners

APG Architects Ltd (Architect/Designer), McMillan & Lockwood BOP Ltd (Quantity Surveyor), Medical Pacific Ltd (Engineer), McMillan & Lockwood BOP Limited (Project Manager)

Owned by

Pathlab Bay of Plenty Limited

The Pathlab at Tauranga Hospital is one of the three largest laboratories in New Zealand, and the first to have a totally automated laboratory for microbiology. Housing the best in medical science, the aesthetic concept gives a powerful impression of quality and precision.

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