University of Otago Dental School Redevelopment - Leighs Cockram JV

Following on from the highly successful completion of the Burwood Hospital Redevelopment project, Leighs Cockram JV has commenced a major, $125 million redevelopment of the University of Otago’s dental school. The project is the largest capital redevelopment the University has even undertaken.

The 8,000m2 new clinical services building will connect to the rear of the Dental School’s existing 10,000sqm Walsh building. Key to the project is creating a cohesive language between these buildings, connecting new with old, to ensure an ease of navigation for patients, staff and students alike.

The new facility will house clinical services featuring an innovative surgery design for general practice dentistry, together with a variety of specialist dental clinics. Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching facilities will include over 200 new dental chairs, the largest dental installation in New Zealand. Eleven clinics will provide a range of services, including general practice dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontics, paediatrics, special needs, radiology and primary care.

The existing Walsh building will house flexible learning spaces, dentistry-specific teaching laboratories, academic accomodation and a new home for the Sir John Walsh Research Institute, a research facilitythat is dedicated to research of oral health.

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Key project facts and awards

Client: University of Otago
Commenced: September 2016

Key project facts and awards

Client: University of Otago
Commenced: September 2016