Old Hospital Demolition

A South Canterbury District Health Board (SCDHB) building at Timaru Hospital literally bit the dust on Thursday.

The administration block was reduced to rubble in the second stage of a demolition process to remove two earthquake prone buildings from the site.

The first building knocked down was Kowhai House, which stood next door to the now-former administration block. It was demolished in mid-September.

The administration block was originally timetabled for demolition in May, with Kowhai house to follow soon after.

A board spokeswoman on Thursday said the administration building, which was built in 1931, was the longstanding home of the board’s hospital administration services.

Posted on October 12, 2017 in