At the beginning of this year, Cake was proud to announce that we had been awarded the contract for ‘Phase One of Asbestos Removal and Demolition’ at the Buller Hospital in Westport, Christchurch. This project is to make way for the new Integrated Health Centre which is to be built on-site in early 2021.
Cake has been on site for the last 7weeks undertaking enabling works and preparation for the removal of asbestos materials. These materials were located through a network of service tunnels and roof spaces.
On 25 September, some of the managers from the Cake team had the pleasure of meeting the Prime Minister as she came to the site for the Sod Turning ceremony to mark the beginning of the newbuild.
It was a fantastic day for the Westport community and the wider Buller area as they got to meet the PM and celebrated the beginning of a new Health Centre.
The day included speeches, the ceremony, and the PM, herself, turning the first Sod along with Phyliss the local lady who was instrumental in getting the Health facility underway as chair of the local support group.
After the ceremony, we walked through the areas of the hospital which are to be demolished with the local MPs and board members from the West Coast District Health board to talk through our planning, staging, and show them the areas which were safely set up ready for work to commence.
After a busy day for all involved, we were invited to join the hospital staff for a piece of cake. A fitting end to a great day.