Hutt Valley Hospital Emergency Department & Theatre Extension

Klein — Public Healthcare

This project contains a new theatre suite, Emergency Department and an MAPU (Medical Assessment and Planning Unit) in a 6600m2 new building and a 3000m2 refurbishment of the existing Hutt Hospital.

The new theatre suite includes 8 operating theatres, day surgery, a pre and post-operative support facility including administration and staff facilities, and a new central sterile supplies department. The new Emergency Department accommodates satellite imaging, acute and sub-acute zones, resuscitation and ambulatory care, while the MAPU streamlines patient assessment and reduces the demand of unnecessary admissions on the wards. The MAPU is a new department for Hutt Hospital. A new ICU with a strong emphasis on infection control and isolation rooms and a new endoscopy suite and numerous other departments (orderlies, mortuary etc.) were also included in the development.

The building is base isolated to service a 1 in 2500 year earthquake, and would be used as a civil defence centre in the event of a major disaster in Wellington. The project took a strong environmentally sustainable design initiative and performed well under the Greenstar Healthcare Pilot. 

Extensive remodelling of the site provides new ambulance drop off zones, but also include new on-grade carparks and carpark building, barrier controls and site signage.

Klein undertook the roles of project manager, lead consultant, project architect, health planners and were engineers to the contract.


Hutt Valley District Health Board


Hutt Valley Hospital


2008 - 2012

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Public Healthcare


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