Major Contract

Auckland City Hospital Central Plant and Tunnel

PROJECT STATUS
Awarded
Auckland City Hospital Central Plant and Tunnel

The Auckland City Hospital Central Plant and Tunnel project is the largest project within the Facilities Infrastructure Remediation Program. The broader program will replace and upgrade critical infrastructure at Auckland City Hospital, Starship Hospital and Greenlane Clinical Centre.

The Central Plant and Tunnel project will see construction of a new, five-storey central plant building and tunnel loop for the site, alongside the supply and installation of building services, commissioning and construction services, as well as a two-year facilities maintenance period.

Main works include:

  • excavation and preparation of the building area
  • a 240-metre service tunnel with a 3.5 to four-metre internal diameter, and
  • a 2400 square metre, five-storey reinforced concrete frame building, mostly industrial fit out, including one floor of offices, two lifts, and a mix of curtain wall and precast panel façade‚Äč.

Key Dates

Nov 2020 ROIs Open
Dec 2020 ROIs Close
Jun 2022 Contract Award

Funding contributions

NZ Government

Auckland District Health Board (DHB): A$28.0 million | NZ$30.0 million

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Auckland District Health Board
Successful Tenderer: McConnell Dowell and Built Environs Joint Venture
Related contracts:
Early Works
Successful Tenderer - McConnell Dowell

PROJECT HISTORY

Apr 2020 A Notice of Information for a main contractor was announced, with applications open from 29 April to 15 May 2020.
Jun 2020 A second Notice of Information was issued, announcing the ROI for the main contract will be issued by July 2020.
Jul 2020 The New Zealand Government announced that it would provide an additional NZ$262 million for the second stage of core infrastructure works at the hospital.
Aug 2020 A third Notice of Information was issued, advising that the procurement of the main contract has been delayed due to market feedback received during industry engagement.
Nov 2020 Registration of Interest for the main works contract opened on 5 November. The main works package will include, construction of the new six-storey central plant building, tunnel construction and supply and install of building services, commissioning and construction services.
Dec 2020 Registration of Interest for the main works contract closed on 3 December.
Oct 2021 Auckland District Health Board awarded the enabling works contract to McConnell Dowell.
Jun 2022 The Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) awarded a McConnell Dowell and Built Environs joint venture the construction contract for the project.
Estimated Total Cost
(2020)
Sector
Social
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Location
New Zealand |
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