CDHB Acute Services Building



The new 62,000m² Acute Services ten-storey building includes operating theatres, intensive care, radiology, acute medical assessment and an expanded emergency department, and support areas – all built to IL4 standards -one of the highest levels for a building designated as an essential facility following a disaster.

Two towers and a podium. The west tower houses general surgery wards, vascular, stroke, children’s medical and oncology and helipad. The east tower houses neurosurgery, paediatric, bone marrow transplant unit, adolescent and young adults, oncology, orthopaedics, surgical assessment review area and general surgery.

Emergency department and radiology occupy the ground floor, with intensive care operating theatres on Level 1. 413 inpatient beds, including purpose-designed spaces for children. Over 150 bed spaces are equipped with ceiling track hoists for staff to move patients.

87 medical pendants in operating theatres, intensive care unit, emergency department and radiology. Designed to hang from the ceiling, they provide convenient access to medical equipment, medical gases, power and other specialty services.

→   TMCo provided seismic engineering design and project observation.

→   TMCo’s Harry Shaw was lead fire engineer, completing modelling, fire safety engineering and project observation.

→   TMCo’s Nick Fleckney was lead hydraulics and medical gases engineer, completing modelling, fire safety engineering and project observation


Fire Safety




Passive Fire





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