Demolition began in late 2020 and was completed in December 2022. Over those two years we demolished 26 buildings and recycled 2,800 tonnes of material from the site.
Material recycled included native timber, cabinetry, concrete and metal which can be used in homes, buildings, and roads around the country.
Some items of sentimental significance were given to the Wairarapa District Health Board (now Te Whatu Ora) and iwi.
The site is part of a Treaty settlement with Ngāti Kahungunu, and iwi are leasing the site until the transfer is complete.