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The demolition team worked closely with archaeology and heritage experts, preserving several interesting discoveries including old Hudson & Co. logbooks dating back to 1899, kauri beams, and local bluestone.
A tidying of the site, including some slab and foundation removal, will take place before the start of enabling works.
The new hospital’s inpatient building will be built on the site, and will open in 2028. The outpatient building will be built over the road on the former Wilson’s Parking site, and will open in 2025.
The hospital will include 421 beds, 16 theatres (expandable to 21) and 30 ICU or high dependency beds (expandable to 40). There will be approximately 250 car parks, and the DHB is looking for partners regarding the development of an additional parking facility.
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