Sisters of Nazareth
Due to the damage sustained during the 2010-2011 Christchurch earthquakes, demolition of the aged-care facility, convent and chapel was required on the existing site.
Two years later the demolition was completed and a temporary convent was built by Arrow for the residents to use while the build of the permanent building took place.
The rebuild of Nazareth House included the redevelopment and new build of an 80 bed resthome, a market place, cinema, cafeteria, general shop, doctors surgery, pharmacy and a commercial kitchen and laundry on the existing retirement village site. A new convent to house the Sisters, a new 220 seater chapel were also built.
Arrow took on the preliminary role of project manager for design management of the new facility before being engaged to carry out a design and build contract for the new rest home.
The facility is built on a 6ha site.
The main facility construction is a combination of structural steel, precast panels, block work and timber frame and predominantly clad in a rockote integra panel system.
In the event of another major earthquake, the facility is designed to remain fully operational.
Contaminated land required removal from site.
Over 350 trees removed and were replaced.
Reinstatement of existing bore on site to serve commercial kitchen.
Very complex civil engineering construction to meet client brief and ECAN requirements for storm water retention system.
A complex underground storm water retention system of water to be retained on site. This system is thought to be the largest system of this type in Australasia.
Flush roads/kerbs/footpaths and access to the buildings (European style) for ease of access to the elderly/disabled.
Rammed aggregate pier (RAP) system of ground improvements to the villas and main resthome.
Combi wood chip/gas boiler system serves the complex.