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.


Hawkins was engaged by Pegasus Health to deliver Christchurch’s new 24-hour medical centre. Replacing an older facility, the new centre serves as Christchurch’s sole 24-hour non-emergency medical centre.

Stage 1 involved alterations to the Level 1 and 2 office space for Pegasus Health staff to occupy the building above the new medical centre.

Stage 2 covered the fit-out of the new medical centre on the Ground Floor, including construction of a new entrance-way and façade.


The building is named after the Maori word for a chief’s cloak and the facility’s design was based on a kahukura. The facade colour and patterning represents an abstracted feathered cloak and the timber lining is also routed on the inside to echo the woven inner flax strands.


Hawkins worked closely with Warren and Mahoney during the design phase to provide a well-thought-out development, which has provided the client with more rooms than they originally thought possible. The development was constructed on land previously used as a car park after the buildings on it were demolished post-earthquake. It is reflective of the adjacent existing housing complex, Otautahi House, and across the road from Ara Institute where the students are studying.

CRFU Offices and High Performance Facility

The Canterbury Rugby Football Union (CRFU) is an expanding franchise with local and national rugby. Their existing facilities dated back to the 1960’s and CRFU required a more modern facility to suit their requirements. Hawkins was engaged to construct a new high-performance facility and office block in two stages.

Rangiora Health Hub

Rangiora Health Hub was a new build on a greenfield site and was completed in two stages.

Stage One involved site excavation and the building up of a platform. 

Stage Two was to construct the single storey timber frame hospital on top of the Stage One slab and included a separate plant room, sprinkler valve house and three canopies.

As this is primarily a maternity hospital there were numerous services to be installed, including medical gasses and vacuum lines.

James Hight Building

The 12 storey James Hight Library building suffered significant damage, both structurally and cosmetically, in the earthquakes. As a result of the damage incurred the building required considerable repairs to seismic joints, seismic joint connections, significant cracking and/or spalling to floor diaphragms, shear walls, columns, and beams, pre-cast panels, stair connections, damage also occurred to Tower wall panel connections.

Matariki building (Registry)

The remediation of the University of Canterbury Matariki Building (previously Registry Building) was completed in October 2014. The building sustained serious structural damage in the February 2011 earthquake and had remained unoccupied until construction started in October 2012. The building has undergone a transformation, modernising and refreshing the 1972 structure and fit out, whilst maintaining the formidable Brutalist architecture renowned through-out the University campus.