Posted by Celia Biggs / 06 June 2017
The new Grey Base Hospital on the West Coast is taking shape.
The project incorporates perioperative suite, in-patient unit, Emergency Department, Integrated family health centre, imaging and support. CCM Architects and Jacobs assisted the Ministry of Health and West Coast District Health Board 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 briefing to provide a sustainable and efficient 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 significant 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 hybrid of IL3 and IL4 constructions.
CCM Architects is a design lead New Zealand practice. We bring a commitment to architecture that serves the users and delivers for the client fresh ideas, creativity and simplicity out of complex issues.
Our experience ranges from large scale university campuses and hospitals through to civic parks and streetscapes. We understand the importance of urban design to enhance the connections and spaces between buildings for users and the impact this has on creating quality buildings.
We have specialist skills in project management, leading large consultant and contract teams on a variety of projects. We have developed close working relationships with allied professionals to provide our clients with the best expertise available into a cohesive working environment.
We have wide experience in all aspects of the design and delivery of ﬁtouts that complement the ever-evolving needs of the users. We work with our clients to find the best ﬁt within certain parameters such as look and feel, quality, programme and sustainability.
We bring the knowledge of urban context to architectural projects. Providing our clients with consultation design and facilitation skills that ensure their projects fit into the city fabric.
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