At Goodwood Park Healthcare Group we have a reputation for "doing whatever it takes"... but this year that statement took on a whole new meaning! As you can see from the pictures below, responding to the growth in our TBI residential services required something a little bit special. We were able to subdivide one of our existing properties, but the only space for a new house was in the rear of the section. We managed to design a plan to take the house at our Portage Road site, that is being developed into new flats, and lift the whole thing up and over the existing house, onto pre-prepared foundations.
The process of loading the house took two days. We had to move it from New Lynn to Kelston, a very rapid 15 minutes, in the dead of the night. The final lift took four hours. Most of that time was spent setting up the crane and its 100 tonne counterweight. It took less than 10 minutes to actually lift the house into position and set it on the foundations. The whole show was watched by clients and staff alike and it was a very unique experience.