Auckland, New Zealand


Construct Only


Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand


37 months


A new plant building providing essential services

McConnell Dowell and Built Environs in partnership, are constructing a new plant building at Auckland City Hospital. This multidisciplinary project includes civil engineering, tunnelling, building and services components.

Extensive excavation and preparation of the building was required for the 2400 m2, five- storey building which includes mostly industrial fit out, one floor of offices, two lifts and a mixture of curtain wall and precast panel facade.

Services include 2 x 2 MVA generators, 200 000 litre diesel tanks, HV substation, HV and LV reticulation, 13 MW of chillers and cooling towers, 600 mm chilled water reticulation, 1,000,000 litres of water tanks, a treatment plant for onsite bore water, and reticulation for domestic and non potable water. Included within the building is a 240 m service tunnel that will connect the Central Plant Building to the existing hospital. Additionally there is a two year facilities maintenance period.

Fast Facts:

  • A five-storey, 5,230 m2 building
  • 110 foundation piles between 7.5 m and 26 m installed over ten weeks
  • 240 m long services tunnel with an internal dimension of 4 m and 3.5 m
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