Customer: Auckland District Health Board

Contract: Mix of ECI and lump sum

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Construction Period: Stage 1: 6 months

Project Capabilities

Health and Aged Care

Fast Facts:

  • Expansion of Paediatric Intensive Care Unit with additional 14 beds
  • Redevelopment of atrium and non-clinical spaces
  • Works split over 3 seperable portions

The Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) awarded Built Environs a major works contract to extend the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at their Starship Children’s Hospital. 

The PICU is the only specialist paediatric intensive care service in New Zealand and services are provided for children where intensive care is required for longer than 24 hours. The PICU also provides a regional service for those requiring intensive care or high dependency care. There is no other ICU in New Zealand with the range of specialist services provided by PICU, which has now reached capacity.

Built Environs' scope of work includes:

  • PICU expansion to provide additional 4 x ICU beds, 10 x HDU beds and shell spaces for HDU beds for future capacity;
  • Redevelopment of level 2 and 3 atrium area to provide non-clinical spaces relocated from the existing clinical spaces;

Works will be split into three (3) major Separable Portions;

  • SP1 being the PICU beds expansion split over 2 further stages – Stage 1A (HDU/Handover Room) and Stage 2B   (ICU/Work Room)
  • SP2 being the atrium ECI 
  • SP3 being the Atrium infill/redevelopment works.

The atrium works (SP2 ECI portion) involve significant portions of engineered timber within the structural framing (floors and roof). Working with engineered timber is a speciality of Built Environs.

Built Environs, along with its parent company McConnell Dowell are also delivering the Central Plant & Tunnels project for the ADHB.

Work commenced on the PICU site in early 2022 and is progressing on schedule.