Components: Hospital, acute mental health unit, multi-storey car park, student education centre
Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and fastest-growing city. The pressure on public health services increases each year. To meet demand, Auckland District Health Board authorised development of new and existing facilities on its Grafton and Greenlane sites. Concurrently run, the building projects included a new $220m 80,000m2 hospital; a new $15m acute mental health unit; a $15m upgrade to Starship Children’s Hospital; a $20m upgrade of support buildings; a $11m multi-storey car park; and a $1.5m fit out of the student education centre.
Xigo employees led the project management team to supply project management, engineer to the contract, risk management, programming, equipment design coordination and migration planning.
We assembled a highly-experienced, capable team for the project; key people were co-located on the client’s site for four years. Our approach centred on coordination between the many interested parties; regular, clear communications; rigorous, detailed planning; strong change management; and robust project governance. Constructive relationships developed between the health board’s team and ours – the two teams essentially became one.
An exceptional result was achieved for each component of the total project. The new Auckland City Hospital, which has been praised by staff and the community for its highly-efficient design, was awarded the 2004 Property Council NZ Special Purposes Building Award (Merit).