Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department

The Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department (ED) is the sole emergency medical facility in Christchurch, and acts as the acute access point for all tertiary care in the Canterbury region. The ED sees 72,000 patients annually, of which 48% are admitted. It is one of the busiest Emergency Departments in Australasia and is the sole Emergency Department for a population catchment of over 500,000 people.

Te Puia


Otago Corrections Facility

The Department of Corrections’ aims:

  • To build several new regional prisons to meet an expected growth in prisoner numbers
  • To implement the Department’s Regional Prisons Policy, developed in 1997, which suggests that locating prisoners as near to their home area as possible improves the chances of successful reintegration into society and reduces re-offending rates.

What we did:

Middlemore Hospital


Project Firebird

Project Firebird is a complex industrial project for Dulux NZ in Seaview Wellington, and has involved a high level of interface and co-operation with the client team in order to construct the new premises around a live operational paint production facility; one that has some of the highest levels of health, safety and environmental protocols in the country.

Viaduct Events Centre

The area comprises around 37 hectares of land and almost three kilometres of coastal frontage. The first stage of development included the Viaduct Events Centre on the site of the former Oracle America’s Cup base.


Regional Facilities Auckland’s aims:

Forsyth Barr Stadium

Despite significant opposition to the project, largely due to the expected cost of a stadium that might find limited use, the Dunedin City Council voted 12-2 in favour of proceeding with the project on 17 March 2008.

They engaged Hawkins to construct the most Southerly stadium in the world in time for the Rugby World Cup in 2011.


Ngatamariki Steam Field

Mighty River Power’s goal: 

  • To build a plant to provide additional reliable renewable capacity and further diversify Mighty River Power’s generation portfolio.

What we did:

We were responsible for the design, procurement and construction phases of the Ngatamariki steam field project for MRP (as subcontractor to the EPC Contractor, ORMAT). This involved:


In 2002 following calls from the tertiary education system in New Zealand to find ways to drive greater engagement between industry and academic research, particularly in IT, the decision was made to build this facility. The project was funded by the New Zealand Government and industry players including Tait Electronics, Jade Software, IBM and HP.

University of Canterbury’s aims:

Papakura Train Station

They engaged Hawkins to carry out this work, requiring us to undertake all project tasks next to a live rail line and an operational station. We had keep to a tight time frame in order to complete this project on schedule.


KiwiRail’s aim:

  • To improve passenger experience and transport efficiency.

What we did:

Our brief was to: