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 Library, University of Canterbury

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, University of Canterbury

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. 

St Andrew's College

St Andrew's College identified the need for an additional indoor sports space. This was part of their overall capital works programme which was delayed due to the Canterbury earthquakes.

The project involved the construction of a new 1,880m2 multi-use gymnasium and associated site-works, along with the demolition of an existing building (Erwin House).

CPIT Sports and Recreation Building

This project entailed of the construction of a new Sports and Recreation facility for Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) (now Ara) which includes a gymnasium sports hall, weights and training rooms, administration and teaching rooms, medical facilities and shower/amenities rooms.

Haeata Community Campus

Hawkins was the head contractor on the Future Schools Partners consortium contracted to design, construct and maintain four new schools in New Zealand, including the Haeata (Aranui) Community Campus. The consortium is responsible for the school maintenance for 25 years before the buildings are handed back to the Ministry of Education in an agreed, well-maintained condition.

Rolleston College

Hawkins was the head contractor on the Future Schools Partners consortium contracted to design, construct and maintain four new schools in New Zealand, including Rolleston College. The consortium is responsible for the school maintenance for 25 years, before the buildings are handed back to the Ministry in an agreed, well-maintained condition.

SCAPE Tree Houses

The Hawkins South Island Team have taken a lead role in planning, constructing and installing the remarkable Tree Houses sculptural project as part of the SCAPE 7 Public Art Biennial in central Christchurch.

The ten modular structures that function both as trees and houses, were the brainchild of acclaimed New Zealand artist, Julia Morison.  The relocatable sculptures include elements of native plant, timber and light, and are grouped to allow visitors to walk through and explore.

St Martins Community Centre

The St Martins Community Centre opened in November 2016 and was built in just six months. The building is aesthetically pleasing, blending in with the surrounding residential streets. The recycled brick façade is visually stunning and is a key design feature of this building. The site previously hosted the former St Martins Voluntary Library which was demolished after sustaining major damage in the Canterbury earthquakes. 

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