South Island Blood Centre, Christchurch

NZBS and Ngai Tahu Property’s aims:

Auckland International Airport: Arrivals Baggage Handling

Auckland Airport is the largest and busiest airport in New Zealand, and the second busiest in Australasia for international passengers, with almost 15 million passengers, 8 million of who were international, in the year ended November 2013.

Over 70% of all international passengers arrive or depart from this airport, with current traffic of over 14 million passengers annually. By 2025, 40 million passengers are expected each year.

Britomart East Complex

A new proposal was developed for a mixed-use community at Britomart that would also preserve its special heritage, and in 2002 Auckland City Council put the development contract up for tender. After an international design competition and a lengthy competitive bid process, the right to the Britomart development was won by the Bluewater Consortium.

Hutt International Boys School

As part of Hutt International Boys School's wider objective to provide students with an updated and modernised campus, Hawkins was contracted to develop the Arts and English Blocks in mid-2016.

Cook Street Social, Hamilton

Cook Street Social is a new addition to the Good George Breweries. The project was a refurbishment of the iconic heritage bar and restaurant, The Cook, which has been a local social spot for countless Hamilton East residents for many years.

The contract was negotiated with the client, with Hawkins providing a cost estimate based on concept drawings, as a budget guide for the client. From there, many of the details were developed onsite, requiring close liaison with the client throughout the course of the works.

FMG office

This new 680m2 two storey office building was constructed to serve as an addition to Wallace Development Company’s portfolio in central Hamilton.

Before construction commenced, an existing building on site required demolishing. As the building was both adjoing and occupied, extreme care was vital to avoid the building being compromised.

In excess of 100 x 6m long timber piles were required to support the new concrete foundations. Hawkins elected to pre-drill holes to an approximate depth of 3m to reduce the vibration disruption caused when driving the piles.

Te Manawa O Te Kura, Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Samuel Marsden Collegiate school’s decision to seismically strengthen the Main Block at Marsden Karori came from their responsibility to provide a safe environment for their students and staff. However what it created, was the opportunity to build a light-filled modern learning environment.

Following a robust tender process Hawkins was engaged in 2015 to undertake the transformation of Marsden’s Learning Hub or Te Manawa o te Kura (the Heart of the School) as its more aptly known.

New Zealand Post redevelopment

The NZ Post project was a seismic upgrade and refurbishment that needed to be completed in stages, as staff were relocated to the newly renovated floors. Extensive planning was undertaken for all works associated with the buildings critical systems, to ensure that they remained operational. Hoardings and temporary works were constructed to create isolated areas so that construction works could proceed while offices and public spaces were being used nearby.

Meade Clinical Centre, Waikato Hospital

Waikato District Health Board’s new Meade Clinical Centre is the most significant part of the redevelopment at Waikato Hospital and the biggest hospital project ever seen in Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

The works consisted of the demolition of existing buildings, construction of underground service tunnels, construction of a new four-level clinical centre building with a gross floor area of approximately 31,600m2 and connections into existing hospital buildings.  

ACG Tauranga gymnasium

Hawkins was initially engaged to provide ECI services; assisting with design development, providing value engineering options and buildability solutions. We were later awarded the contract to fulfill these requirements.

The three-level facility consists of a full international sized basketball court which can accommodate other sports including badminton, volleyball, netball and indoor soccer.  Two grandstands, one either side of the court, provide excellent viewing areas for up to 500 spectators and four changing rooms below contain full toilet and showering facilities.