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Bay of Islands Hospital

  • Bay of Islands Hospital - The largest health infrastructure project in decades for the vibrant Mid-North community
  • Bay of Islands Hospital - The largest health infrastructure project in decades for the vibrant Mid-North community
  • Bay of Islands Hospital - The largest health infrastructure project in decades for the vibrant Mid-North community
  • Bay of Islands Hospital - The largest health infrastructure project in decades for the vibrant Mid-North community
  • Bay of Islands Hospital - The largest health infrastructure project in decades for the vibrant Mid-North community
  • Bay of Islands Hospital - The largest health infrastructure project in decades for the vibrant Mid-North community
  • Bay of Islands Hospital - The largest health infrastructure project in decades for the vibrant Mid-North community
  • Bay of Islands Hospital - The largest health infrastructure project in decades for the vibrant Mid-North community
  • Bay of Islands Hospital - The largest health infrastructure project in decades for the vibrant Mid-North community
  • Bay of Islands Hospital - The largest health infrastructure project in decades for the vibrant Mid-North community

"The largest health infrastructure project in decades for the vibrant Mid-North community"

The $14m redevelopment of this hospital in Kawakawa is part of a broader local vision to encourage more accessible healthcare for the wider Northland community. The design allows for a new building housing the accident and medical department alongside new facilities for radiology as well as consulting rooms for visiting specialists and GPs providing after-hours services. The upper floor includes a 20-bed in-patient ward addition with connections to a new integrated family health centre. The scope of the work includes both interior design, health planning and exterior detailing as well as preparation of concept and preliminary design for Stage 2 which takes the place of the originally proposed IFHC and acts as the main entrance to the hospital.

A themed colour palette along with the co-ordinated collection of large-scale photographic art reflecting aspects of life in the mid-north, creates a warm, friendly environment that connects with its community and local context. The exterior is evocative of wharenui forms while incorporating features such as natural ventilation to ward bedrooms.

A key challenge and the ultimate success of the project's delivery was ensuring undisrupted and continual operation of the hospital throughout all phases of construction.

Contact Chris Thom