St Joseph's Home of Compassion

St Joseph's Home of Compassion

November 2009

The Sisters of Compassion provide a wide range of community and assistance services in the Wellington region. As Maycroft Construction admires these efforts, taking on a new build for the Sisters was another important opportunity for us to support our community.

The Sister’s Home of Compassion in Heretaunga offers rest home, hospital, dementia, respite and day care. Maycroft Construction was contracted to construct a new dementia unit for the home. This 16 bed unit was designed as a standalone structure that provides familiar home elements in a secure, contained environment. read more

It was a challenging build for Maycroft Construction as the unit was operational throughout each stage of construction, including excavation.

Features of this build included:

  • multiple types of roof framing
  • a suspended upper slab over the basement
  • underfloor heating on poly insulation
  • extensive hospital services 
  • potable water tanks concealed within the basement

A requirement of this build was that its appearance matched with the existing structures. The final result includes various types of cladding and cedar on the exterior and interior to create a sense of flow.

We are pleased with the final result and functionality of the unit. It is important to us that our builds meet the requirements of everyday use.