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West Coast DHB to start next phase of Buller Health facility project planning

Thursday 21 March 2019Health news2 minutes to read

Please attribute to Philip Wheble, General Manager West Coast District Health Board

West Coast DHB to start next phase of Buller Health facility project planning

West Coast DHB will shortly begin the next planning phase of the Buller Health facility project. On 19 November, the Minister of Health visited the existing facility in Buller and announced the joint Minister’s approval of $20M for the Buller IFHC. Following this announcement, the project management of the Buller IFHC was transferred back to the West Coast DHB on 19 December.

This process included the transfer of consultant contracts from the Ministry of Health back to the West Coast DHB. The project consultant design team will be responsible for the ongoing design and delivery of the Buller Health project. The team includes:

  • Warren and Mahoney – architecture services
  • Calibre Consulting – structural and civil engineering
  • AECOM – mechanical and electrical engineering
  • WT Partnership – quantity surveying

Now that our consultants are on board and as we move into the next design phases of preliminary, developed and detailed, we will be re-engaging with user groups. The purpose of the engagement with our clinical and support service teams will be to progress the detail of the plan and review how clinical spaces will look and interact with each other. The Buller District Mayor, as the council-appointed representative for the design phase will participate in this process.

The next round of user group engagement is scheduled for early May with the West Coast DHB facilities re-development team and the project architects from Warren and Mahoney.



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