Burwood Hospital is the largest Government rebuild project in Christchurch’s East. It was fast-tracked through the business case approvals process, saving approximately 18 months in the usual time it takes to build a new hospital.
The $215 million facility focuses on services for older people which were previously located at The Princess Margaret Hospital. The new hospital is 32,000 square metres in size and was officially opened in August 2016.
Burwood Hospital houses 230 new inpatient beds. Half of the rooms are single rooms, with the other half accommodating two beds. Rooms have TVs, wifi and each ward has communal dining areas for patients, as well as family/whānau rooms.
Monkey Toe was able to provide a series of roof access systems across different substrates and varying heights. A handrail system along the walkways provides quick and safe access without the need for safety lines.
The retrofitting of access systems around an internal vent system could have proved to be problematic were it not for the lightweight Monkey Toe walkways that were able to be easily lifted into place and assembled around a complex system of pipes and ducts. The open mesh also meant that it didn’t interfere with the existing sprinkler system.