Nelson Tasman Hospice



Project: Community Hospice

Location: 311 Suffolk Road, Stoke, Nelson

Client: Nelson Tasman Hospice

Value: approx. $10m

Contract period: August 2017 till December 2018

Consultants: Irving Smith Architects, AMK Consulting Engineers, Woods, Canopy

With the Nelson Tasman region population continuing to grow, the Hospice has been planning a new care facility to service the community for years to come. With the early involvement of Gibbons and Irving Smith Architects, as a group they were able to redefine what a Hospice building should be. From initial concept through to detailed design, Gibbons and Irving Smith Architects worked to understand the specific needs of this facility and the challenges faced by the nurses and wider Hospice staff.

Construction onsite begun in August 2017 with site clearing and earthworks, with foundations completed in January and the structure taking place from February 2018. With an expansive 2400m2 single story floor space and highly refined landscaped areas, this facility will include 10 specialty Inpatient Unit’s, family accommodation, community facilities, educational areas and much more.

Gibbons feel extremely proud to be part of this project and look forward to the opening in early 2019.

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Trafalgar Centre

Project: Community

Location: Para Para Road, Nelson

Client: Nelson City Council

Value: $12.9m

Contract period: 12 Months

Consultants: Irving Smith Jack Architects, Homles Consulting Engineers, Arup, Holmes Fire

Gibbons was appointed this contract through a rigorous Early Contractor Involvement process based on attributes not price.

The contract to strengthen and refurbish Nelson’s premier sports and cultural stadium and rebuild the northern building was important the to the community and a positive result was imperative.

The major focus at the beginning of the process was to ensure that the main hall of the building was ready for use in time for the Nelson Giant’s (basketball) first game at the beginning of April 2016. 


This goal was successfully achieved against the odds.

Other work including some interior finishing and the construction of the new northern upgrade continued throughout the Basketball season.

Upon completion the community will be able to enjoy a facility and surrounding grounds to a standard it would not have been thought possible in a refurbished building.