The new Southern Cross hospital provides services for both privately and publicly funded patients to support greater healthcare access in the lower South Island region.
Powell Fenwick undertook greenfields design for the new single level building in Frankton, Queenstown, for Sanderson Group. Our teams completed Structural, Mechanical, Electrical and Ancillary, Fire, Civil, Hydraulic, Acoustics and Medical Gases engineering services design.
The space consists of consulting rooms, three operating theatres, thirteen ward suites, infrastructure, associated support and administration facilities, siteworks and carparking.
Energy efficiencies were carefully considered with ward spaces operating at all times, while clinical and administration spaces operate only at working hours and have setbacks outside these times. Mechanical systems also incorporate heat recovery to ward suites.
The hospital is achieving 350kWh/m2/annum against the national benchmark of 450 for energy efficiency.
Despite construction starting during the March 2020 COVID-19 lockdown, the project was completed to schedule – ensuring the much-needed healthcare facility is geographically accessible for lower South Island families.