Grey Base Hospital

Posted by Celia Biggs / 6 June 2017


The new Grey Base Hospital on the West Coast is taking shape. CCM Architects in association with Jacobs Health Planners from Australia have designed the new greenfelds hospital in Greymouth. This project for the Ministry of Health and West Coast District health Board has a contract value of $70M+ and is due to complete in mid 2018.

The project incorporates perioperative suite, in-patient unit, Emergency Department, Integrated family health centre, imaging and support.

CCM and Jacobs assisted the Ministry of Health and WCDHB to formulate a solution that is sustainable, affordable and supports an evolving model-of-care incorporating creative health service delivery.

Internally, the functional planning required innovative sharing of space, overlap zones and data based briefng to provide a sustainable and effcient long term solution for the Coast.

The design of exterior and selection of cost effective durable materials suitable for the highly corrosive West Coast environment was a signifcant challenge. CCM has worked with a facade engineer through the design phases.

The new hospital is critical infrastructure for the West Coast and is a hybird of IL3 and IL4 constructions.