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Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth, New Zealand

This project involved the staged upgrading and redevelopment of the Taranaki Base Hospital in New Plymouth, New Zealand. In 2007, the New Zealand Ministry of Health approved $80M for Stage one redevelopment works and in March 2009, Auckland based firm NCOUNTER GROUP was appointed to lead the project. Design approval was achieved in March 2011 with construction commencing in August that year on a new Acute Service Building.

Known locally under the Maori name of Project Maunga, the new Acute Service Building was completed in August 2013 with hospital management conducting a staged migration of patients and staff to the new building. The new facilities include a 6 room operating suite, endoscopy and procedure rooms, a 28 bed and 8 chair recovery suites, new central sterilizing unit, elderly rehabilitation services, paediatrics, outpatient facilities and inpatient accommodation comprising of 168 beds.

Stage two commenced in September 2013 and consisted of the demolition and decommissioning of the Stainton ward block to allow for a new hospital entry linking the existing hospital and new Acute Services Building. Stage two completed in early 2014.

Silver Thomas Hanley completed this project in association with Warren & Mahoney Architects.

16,000 m²

Completed 2013

Taranaki District Health Board