New Dunedin Hospital project update

Looking Southbound at the Wilson’s and Cadbury demolition sites
Looking Southbound at the Wilson’s and Cadbury demolition sites
With demolition on the New Dunedin Hospital site set to kick off soon, we’re excited to provide an update on what’s happening, and what to expect.
Ceres New Zealand LLC have recently been awarded the site clearance and demolition works contract. They have decades worth of experience working on large demolition projects, including the Christchurch rebuild.
Demolition of the Cadbury distribution warehouse will start in early March. This will be followed by stripping out the inside of all the Cadbury buildings. Demolition works are then expected to start on the Ministry-owned buildings on the Wilson’s site, followed by demolition of the Cadbury buildings, subject to resource and consents.
There will be minimal traffic disruption. The traffic management plan outlines that cycle lanes and two lanes on both north and southbound sections of State Highway 1 will remain open throughout demolition.
There may be occasions when there are short term disruptions, which we’ll notify you about in advance.
In other project areas, agreement on the Wilson’s parking site acquisition has now been reached.
The design team, led by architects Warren and Mahoney, are continuing to test new options as part of the design process. An important part of this is ensuring the building integrates well with the urban landscape of Dunedin’s CBD.