CPB Contractors, a subsidiary of Australia’s Cimic Group, has been identified as preferred respondent for the New Dunedin Hospital Inpatient Building with an ‘Early Contractor Engagement’ (ECE) contract from New Zealand’s Ministry of Health.
It is the single biggest hospital project ever undertaken in the country, Cimic said.
The ECE phase will take approximately 18 months alongside the building’s design ahead of the delivery phase. Further involvement in the project by the company would be confirmed in 2023.
The 421-bed Inpatient Building in central Dunedin will provide high quality medical facilities, a better layout of services and support for its role as a tertiary teaching hospital. It will include 421 beds and be constructed on a site.
“CPB has provided several important health facilities in New Zealand and Australia in recent times, including the Waipapa building in Christchurch,” said Cimic Group chair and chief executive Juan Santamaria. “Our capabilities in health facility planning, technology and design will support the Ministry of Health and the Southern District Health Board to achieve a new hospital that incorporates technology and processes that improve efficiency and the experience of patients and staff.”
CPB Contractors managing director Jason Spears said: “CPB Contractors is experienced in delivering major new hospitals and will apply this expertise to make a positive contribution to the New Dunedin Hospital during the ECE phase. This is an important project for the city of Dunedin and the broader region, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to apply our expertise.”
Image: A rendering of the New Dunedin Hospital Inpatient Building (Courtesy of Cimic Group)