The ICU at Wellington Hospital was bursting at the seams, with surgeries being delayed due to lack of bed space. A project we completed in 2018 expanded its capacity by one third from 18 to 24 beds, future-proofing the facility until 2022.
The project was staged to allow it to take place without undue disruption to the busy ICU, with enabling works including building new sleeping quarters for the RMOs, stage two involving demolishing the old RMO sleeping quarters to make space for a new administration area, and the third and final stage involving demolishing the old administration area and creating six new beds and a new nurses’ station.
Our site team and carefully-selected subcontractors observed strict protocols throughout the project, including managing dust and noise and keeping essential services live.
“Judges were impressed that the project team achieved their brief and developed good working relationships with the hospital staff and patients throughout this intense project. This is testimony to their construction practice and communication skills.”
NZ Commercial Project Awards Judges
“The project was hugely successful and a large amount of the credit for achieving programme and delivery within budget and to an extremely high standard is due to Naylor Love’s commitment, persistence and the friendly, approachable and pragmatic onsite team.”
Daniel Angus, Kensway Counsultants
Client: Capital & Coast District Health Board
Completed: August 2018
Awards: NZ Commercial Project Awards 2019, National Category and Gold awards (Altus Health)