• Mason and Wales Architecture - F&P Healthcare, Building 3
  • Mason and Wales Architecture - F&P Healthcare, Building 3
  • Mason and Wales Architecture - F&P Healthcare, Building 3
  • Mason and Wales Architecture - F&P Healthcare, Building 3
  • Mason and Wales Architecture - F&P Healthcare, Building 3
  • Mason and Wales Architecture - F&P Healthcare, Building 3
  • Mason and Wales Architecture - F&P Healthcare, Building 3
  • Mason and Wales Architecture - F&P Healthcare, Building 3
  • Mason and Wales Architecture - F&P Healthcare, Building 3
  • Mason and Wales Architecture - F&P Healthcare, Building 3
  • Mason and Wales Architecture - F&P Healthcare, Building 3
  • Mason and Wales Architecture - F&P Healthcare, Building 3

F&P Healthcare, Building 3

Mason & Wales Architects have successfully completed the latest in a series of buildings developed by Fisher and Paykel Healthcare. The building was constructed by Mainzeal Construction and was handed over to the Client on 26 October, some 22 months after the commencement of construction.

Fisher and Paykel is a name that most New Zealanders would be familiar with as it is one of the great New Zealand companies. Their involvement in health care started in the late 1960s. They are now a manufacturer, designer and marketer of products and systems for use in respiratory care, acute care and the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea. Fisher and Paykel Healthcare is one of New Zealand’s major exporting companies with their products and systems sold in around 120 countries worldwide.

Mason & Wales Archtiects and Mainzeal built the first Fisher and Paykel Healthcare facility, later named the O’Hare building and as they developed into the world leader that they are today, two other developments were undertaken, again with Mainzeal as the construction partner. All together these buildings provided Fisher and Paykel Healthcare with some 51,000m2 of operating facility

The new Fisher and Paykel Healthcare Building 3 is the largest of their buildings at over 30,000m2 in footprint and with a 15,000m2 basement carpark.

The building is designed to accommodate up to 600 people and will cater for or includes:
­ - Research and product development
­ - Office and administration
­ - Laboratories and workshops
­ - Equipment production
­ - Warehouse and distribution
­ - Storage
­ - Commercial kitchen

Within the building there is a 8,000m2 Plantroom Production Area which is the largest of its kind in New Zealand and indicative of the very high level of detailing and finishing required on the project. The production areas and support spaces are provided with a dedicated and secure Environmental Monitoring System (EMS) compliant with American Food and Drug Administration standards which is a requirement for one of Fisher and Paykel Healthcare’s major markets. The EMS ring fences and monitors the conditions and systems which may impact on the quality of the product being produced.

The Plantroom is a positive pressure room which is sealed to prevent contaminated air entering the space. Within the room there are many opening such as rapid rise doors, standard doors, automatic doors and windows which all contributed to the challenge of sealing the room and maintaining the specified positive pressure. The ceiling ‘floats’ in some areas and so is sealed to the walls using a rubber seal.

All lighting and services for this key room are accessible from the trafficable ceiling. Service dropper points have been built into the ceiling to allow future production equipment to be installed, therefore helping to keep the sealed room intact.

A building of this scale demands attention to detail. The focussed coordination of the architectural elements and building services items was a significant contributing factor to the success of the project.

- Mainzeal Website

Location:

Auckland

Size:

31,000m2