Auckland Women's Corrections Facility

Auckland Region Women’s Corrections Facility (ARWCF) was the second of the four new prisons to be constructed. It is the first women’s correctional facility in New Zealand, which has been purpose-designed and built. 

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.

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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:

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.



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:

University of Auckland Student Accommodation

In 2011 the University embarked on a $1 billion decade-long property refurbishment, expansion and upgrade project. One component of this was to build the university's first dedicated student accommodation since the 12-level O'Rorke Hall in 1989 - a 468-room University Hall on Whitaker Place.

The University of Auckland’s aim:

City Gallery Wellington

Established in 1980, it was the first significant non-collecting exhibition-based public gallery in New Zealand. With a focus on contemporary visual arts, architecture and design the gallery has achieved a reputation for innovation and style, inspiring and challenging its audiences through local, national and international exhibitions as well as international exchanges and joint ventures with other art museums.

Waikato Hospital's integrated older persons and rehabilitation building

WDHB’s Aims:

  • To consolidate and streamline services for older people and those having rehabilitation at Waikato Hospital
  • To allow for expansion in the future by building provisions into the new building.

What we did:

We won the contract to build the older persons and rehabilitation building through a competitive tender process.