Canterbury Charity Hospital

Completion Date

February 2017

A six-bedroom house converted into a dental surgery.

Naylor Love were approached in 2016 to engage in a negotiated contract for the Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust (CCHT). They had acquired a large two-storey residential property adjacent to their existing site, which was to be converted into a dental surgery and counselling facility.

The dental surgery alone will serve upwards of 800 patients each year, providing free care to people who otherwise could not afford it. Our Canterbury team were pleased to support this excellent cause by offering a preferential service solution, including free design and construction input through the design period and discounted delivery. We also negotiated discounts with the consultants, subcontractors and suppliers.

We safely stripped the asbestos-laden stipple linings before starting the refurbishment, then reconfigured the house’s internal walls and stairwell to form meeting rooms, bathrooms, administration spaces and a denture clinic. We repurposed the four-car garage into two dental surgery rooms, and applied insulation, linings, new aluminium joinery, internal doors, cabinetry and decorative finishes throughout.

Along with the building and fitout work, we installed a full range of commercial and surgical services, including a Type 4 fire alarm system, HVAC system, fibre data and x-ray facilities.

On the exterior, we re-clad the building with weatherboards and brick, installed new drainage, and laid asphalt and kerbing to tie in with the existing carpark, integrating the building seamlessly into the complex.

We’re proud to have provided a high-quality facility, now known as Warner Mauger House, for the Canterbury community.


Categories: Adaptive Reuse, Canterbury & Nelson, Health, Pre-Construction, Projects & Interiors