The new facilities at Burwood Hospital in Christchurch were opened to admit patients in June 2016, just three years after breaking ground on site. Steel & Tube is very proud to have been part of the hospital’s redevelopment from the outset.
More than ‘just another job’, the $215 million 32,000sqm facility has been a labour of love for the Steel & Tube staff involved, and a chance for them to have a role in the rebuild of a city, says Steel & Tube’s Christchurch Area Manager Peter Donohue.
Within the hospital’s structure sits 3,000 tonnes of reinforcing steel and over 500 tonnes of structural steel, Sikla pipe supports, 20 000 m² of ComFlor® 80 and Ezystrut® cable trays supplied by Steel & Tube.
Peter says during the peak of the project, the Christchurch team was working double shifts to supply 40 tonnes a day into this construction. The 20,000sqm of ComFlor®80 installed in Burwood is equivalent to around three rugby fields.
Burwood Hospital fast facts:
- Approximately 15,000m3 of soil and sand was removed
- The building footprint is 14,000sqm
- The building has a floor area of 32,500sqm
- Approximately 450 pre-cast panels make up parts of the buildings
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