We are excited to announce that Beca will be taking on an integral role on the development of the New Dunedin Hospital.
The project will be the single biggest hospital build by value ever in New Zealand and will support new models of care to meet the needs of Dunedin and surrounding South Island communities.
Beca will be providing building services and fire engineering for the healthcare project, which is predicted to take up to 10 years to complete in two major stages. The staging will ensure that local people have consistent access to health services throughout the duration of the build. The phased completion is scheduled between mid-2026 and 2028.
“We are really excited about the opportunity to work on such a community shaping project,” said Gerard Lieshout, Project Director. “Beca has been in Dunedin for 20 years, so this project is not just about harnessing our technical experience, it’s about making everyday better for the people of Dunedin and the communities that we’re part of.”
Mark Spencer, Group Director for Buildings added, “This project will provide enduring, modern facilities for patients in Dunedin and the South Island and will be a game-changer for how we deliver health services in New Zealand and beyond. We’re looking forward to supporting the Ministry of Health and the Southern District Health Board to deliver it.”
The New Dunedin Hospital will build on Beca’s impressive experience in major public healthcare facilities across New Zealand, including significant recent projects with the three Auckland District Health Boards (Auckland, Counties Manukau and Waitemata), Burwood Hospital, Christchurch Hospital, Whakatane Hospital and Taranaki Hospital.
“The New Dunedin Hospital will be a significant project for our South Island-based healthcare team,” continued Mark Spencer, “while our other specialist healthcare teams will continue to work with the District Health Boards New Zealand-wide. We’ll be sharing our learnings and best practice across all our projects to allow us to bring the best of Beca to our national healthcare facilities.”