The hospice was found to be earthquake prone after the 2013 Seddon earthquake which rocked Wellington. It survived the November 2016 quake unscathed, but the Hutt City Council then ruled that the premises had to be strengthened or demolished by the end of 2018.
It was decided by the Trustees that the best solution was a new purpose build facility.
Scope of work includes:
Demolition of the existing earthquake prone Hospice building and replacement with a new $10 million facility which includes:
- 8 new care room with en-suites.
- Office space for clinical staff.
- Commercial kitchen.
Additional work involves relocating an existing cottage and bird aviary within the site and works including car parking and landscaping around existing trees.