Burwood Hospital

Burwood Hospital is the first part of the overall Christchurch District health Board redevelopment, rebuild and new construction planned over the next five years and has an estimated total cost of $250 million. The build area covers 25,000 square metres and Stage 1-6 are all currently underway.

Jasmax, Klien and Sheppard and Rout are the lead Architects. The project so far is being hailed a great success given the challenges of building on soft ground, as Burwood was once market gardens based upon peat soil, making it unstable.

Leighs are the Principal Construction firm and Godek are the main insulation contractor subcontractor. Forman Building Systems and particularly the great work of Account Manager, Phil Noble, have secured the opportunity to work with Godek and supply the bulk of insulation that Godek are contracted to install. The program requires a scheduled finish date of March 2016 and according to the Godek team on site everything is on track for the target completion date.

Forman are working in partnership with key suppliers such as Autex, Kingspan and Rondo. The products being used include Kingspan Kooltherm K12 and K10, various thermal and acoustic Autex Greenstuff Insulation and Rondo Steel Stud with Maxijamb.

The photos show the height of some of the insulation being installed via cherry pickers, which is significant. There are many risks with the height factor; however, the whole site is very well controlled in regards to health and safety, with full site induction before entering and a Godek team member present at all times which is great to see.

The next target for the team in the Christchurch District Health Board rebuild is the Acute Services Building valued at $375 million. Both Forman and Rondo have some great cards up their sleeves and are confident of expanding the cross category specification and supply. There are currently plans underway to convert the timber frame design specification and pull the steel stud package over the line. Stay tuned for the next article which will reveal all…

Products used: Kingspan Kooltherm K10 G2 Soffit Board


Products used: Kingspan Kooltherm K12 Framing Board


Products used: Kingspan Kooltherm K17 Insulated Plasterboard


Products used: Kingspan KoolDuct System