Xigo have recently been appointed Project Managers of the $100 million redevelopment of Wakefield hospital in Wellington by Acurity Health Group Ltd. On completion, Wakefield Hospital will be a state of the art facility, showcasing some of the very latest technologies and services available nationwide and with a special emphasis on patient comfort. Xigo’s Project Manager for the Wakefield redevelopment, John Pengelly, says that Xigo are excited to be part of such an important, and challenging project.
“We are really proud to be part of the Wakefield Hospital family and looking forward to working closely with Acurity and leading the project team. Construction has to be very carefully planned as the hospital needs to maintain business continuity throughout the process. Currently, the plan is for construction to take place in three phases to ensure the hospital can function effectively whilst redevelopment is taking place,” says John.
“Our new hospital will provide the most advanced medical services and treatment using the latest medical technology” says General Manager, Margaret Jenner. “The plans include eight new operating theatres including cardiac cath lab and endoscopy, a 10 bed ICU/HDU, and a 32-bed ward with space for an additional 32-bed ward. Specialist consulting rooms and radiology facilities will be built during Stage 1 of construction.”
Wakefield Hospital was first opened in 1929 as the Lewisham Hospital and has been providing surgical care to the people of Wellington ever since. Over the years it has undergone many upgrades and growth phases including a couple of name changes to Calvary Hospital and then Wakefield Hospital in 1989, as it is still currently known. A number of the current buildings on the site now require seismic strengthening improvements that led to the decision to fully rebuild the hospital on its existing site.
Acurity have engaged Australian based HSPC Architects, specialists in healthcare architecture, to lead the deign process and HSPC have paired with Wellington based CCM Architects to ensure NZ standards and regulations are maintained. Aurecon are also on-board providing civil, structural and building services engineering. Aecom have been tasked to manage the project costs and ensure the budgets are maintained.
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