New Dunedin Hospital construction site well contained

Dunedin Hospital

  • Almost 100 containers on new hospital site
  • Container sound wall first stage of three involving containers

Record number of containers

The construction of Dunedin’s new hospital has seen the largest number of containers supplied to one project by Royal Wolf’s local branch since it was established in 2013.

For Stage One a container sound wall was built using 44 x 20-foot double-stacked containers placed around the site where the new outpatients building will be located.

The build is currently the largest development underway in the southern New Zealand city. The scale of the project means it will have almost 100 containers on site as construction progresses.

Working closely with lead contractor Ceres New Zealand, Royal Wolf Branch Manager Adam Glendining helped develop a plan for the engineering and set up of the stacks around the perimeter of the site.  

“This is a major development for Dunedin and even before building starts the sheer number of containers on site is testament to the scale of the project.”     

Containers for all stages

Glendining says because his team had not engineered a double stack container structure on a scale as large as the Dunedin Hospital project it required special expertise from Royal Wolf’s Auckland office.

“It really was a team effort, from working closely with Ceres through to having the Auckland team’s design expertise on hand to create the best possible solution.

“The project highlights the versatility of containers and how we can tailor a large-scale solution to meet a customer’s specific needs,” he says.

Container numbers on site will continue to ramp up in the future with Stage Two having 66 20-foot containers stacked multiple levels high in some areas. Stage Three, which is the construction of the inpatients building, will take the number of containers on site to almost 100 double-stacked 20-foot containers.

Royal Wolf’s site offices, lunchrooms and storage containers were also on location during the demolition and site clearance phase over the last two years.

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