The Central Plant and Tunnel project will replace the existing central plant building at Auckland City Hospital and create the first section of a proposed tunnel loop for the overall site. The project will address the risks of overreliance on the existing central plant building and provide space for future infrastructure expansion within the new Central Plant Building.
The project includes construction of a six-storey central plant building, tunnel construction, service installation and a series of early enabling works. Construction will take place while the hospital remains operational.
The Central Plant and Tunnel project, with an estimated total cost in excess of NZ$150 million, is the largest project within the NZ$305 million Facilities Infrastructure Remediation Program. The broader program will replace and upgrade critical infrastructure at Auckland City Hospital, Starship Hospital and Greenlane Clinical Centre. Additional works will include lift upgrades, new fire protection systems, new electrical substations and water facilities.
|Nov 2020||ROIs Open|
|Dec 2020||ROIs Close|
Auckland District Health Board (DHB): A$28.0 million | NZ$30.0 million
|Successful Tenderer:||McConnell Dowell (Enabling Works)|
|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.|