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Otahuhu, Auckland

CLIENT: Hawkins
• Carpentry Works: $ 7 Million
• Concrete Works: 
LOCATION: Otahuhu, Auckland

Creating a brand new, six-story hospital building calls for high-level construction skills. There’s a huge variety of rooms and work spaces, each requiring a dedicated fitout. Operating theatres, patient wards and facilities for specialised medical equipment must meet the rigorous specifications provided by the Quantity Surveyor. There is no tolerance for variations – every nog and stud must be in the right place.

The complexity of the fitout at Middlemore Hospital was compounded by the nature of the site. Essentially, a major new building had to be constructed next to an existing building – so there was the need to carefully manage deliveries and minimise disruption to staff, patients and the public.

LIVEFIRM took on this large-scale project with a team of 150 people. We handled the entire internal fitout, up to the plasterboard stopping phase. Over two years, our fitout teams worked closely with other contractors and the client to ensure the delivery of a state-of-the-art building for one of the country’s largest hospitals.

In addition, LIVEFIRM undertook a major recladding project on the Hospital’s Scott Building. Timber framing was also replaced throughout the structure.

Residents remained in situ throughout the Scott Building’s remediation, which placed restrictions on building hours and techniques. For instance, our crews were required to work without loud nail guns. Despite these restrictions, our building crews delivered the project on time, and with a high level of quality.

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