A local project management firm in Australia has bagged the contract to manage what it says is the largest and most complex hospital building project in New Zealand.

In its latest announcement, Sydney-based management consultancy Thinc says it has been appointed to project manage the redevelopment of Christchurch Hospital, which lost 106 beds and suffered extensive damage to 1,200 rooms during the February 2011 earthquake. Despite the damage it sustained, the hospital played a critical role in treating…