Friday, March 12, 2010

Working at Wakefield

Modus Lighting, Wellington were consulted by Opus Architecture, Wellington for possible lighting solutions for the Wakefield Radiology entranceway. We recommended our Mira Pendant not only for its luminaire output but for its beautiful aesthetics. The Mira's were made in Shell Linen, which is one of our most popular fabrics.

Wakefield Hospital is the largest private hospital in the Wellington region, located in the suburb ofNewtown, Wellington. It first opened as Lewisham Hospital in 1929 on the existing site – then an abandoned brickworks. It was built by Fletcher Construction on land leased from local Maori. The then Prime Minister, Sir Joseph Ward, and Governor-General, Sir Charles Fergusson, opened the hospital. It was renamed Calvary Hospital in 1953, Wellcare Hospital in 1987, then renamed Wakefield Hospital.

The original 1929 building is the core of the existing building, extending eastwards from the main entrance. A west wing was added in response to the demand for services at the Hospital, and the Williamson family later donated funds for an eastwards extension of the original building to provide more rooms and to house a radiotherapy unit.

Wakefield Hospital has been continuously upgraded and expanded over the years. The most recent building project extended the Theatre Suite to seven theatres (including two digital theatres), as well as providing new change rooms, theatre tearoom and of course upgrading the lighting in the Radiology entranceway, using Modus Lighting's, Mira Pendants.

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