Our Expertise


We deliver innovative, integrated solutions of exceptional quality and safety sector-wide, with minimal day-to-day disruption. 


Hawkins Special Projects is the solution when small scale projects need big project thinking and resources.

We bring our experienced construction knowledge to diverse projects —from commercial fitouts and interiors, specialist lab and medical works, seismic strengthening, refurbishment, and new builds across all sectors. We are your go-to team for your projects up to the value of $5 million. These projects may have accelerated schedules, complex logistics or require our expert team who are agile, can think outside the box and deliver excellence.

Hawkins are renowned for larger projects. We currently deliver our Building Projects and Major Projects and now we have opportunities to expand our whole of life offering with smaller special projects. Special Projects has been successful within Wellington over the last 10 years and will now be offered nationally as a result of market demand for our full Hawkins service.

You’ll get our smarts to the construction works including our expertise in value engineering and buildability, master programming, project planning, quality management systems, health and safety procedures and practices, work methodology processes and a partnering / collaborative culture with our added personal service from our internal close-knit team who have come together from within the larger Hawkins business.


We work closely with our clients and specialist supply chain to deliver market-leading commercial buildings throughout New Zealand.

We are experts in delivering high-performing commercial workspaces, including Foodstuffs’ head office in Auckland, Zespri’s head office in Mount Maunganui, The Terrace development – stages one and two, and Pita Te Hori Centre in Christchurch


We pride ourselves on constructing inspiring teaching and learning spaces and we have built trust within the education sector over many years of working side-by-side. In 1973 we originally constructed The University of Auckland’s Human Sciences building and 48 years later we are proud to be involved in the building’s upgrade to become the new faculty of Education and Social Work. 

Our clients range from primary to tertiary education and include the University of Auckland, University of Waikato, University of Canterbury  Victoria University of Wellington, and the Manukau Institute of Technology. 


Hawkins has a strong track record of delivering hospital and healthcare projects with over 40 years of experience across various services for multiple District Health Boards.

We understand how to tackle the unique challenges healthcare construction presents to ensure the operational functions are designed and delivered in full accordance with the health requirements and relevant standards

Some of our clients include Middlemore Hospital, Waikato Hospital, Christchurch Hospital, and Wakefield Hospital in Wellington.

Tourism + Leisure

Hawkins has a proven track record in delivering tourism and leisure spaces across arts, civic and cultural centres which are now iconic to the New Zealand landscape.

Projects include the Christchurch Town Hall refurbishment, Toi Art Gallery Te Papa and City Gallery in Wellington, ASB Waterfront Theatre in Auckland, Auckland Art Gallery and Park Hyatt Auckland.


Ranging from apartments to university lodgings, we work closely with our clients to develop residential solutions that stand the test of time and deliver comfortable, considered living spaces. 

Our recent projects include Trinity Apartments Auckland, Unilodge, and Student Apartments at the University of Auckland.

Justice + Defence

Hawkins plays a key role in developing key infrastructure across New Zealand and is experienced in large-scale projects that involve stakeholders across both the private sector and national government. We work on projects across defence, corrections facilities, and police stations.


Hawkins has played a key role in the redevelopment and expansion of both Auckland and Christchurch airports, helping to pave the way for growing traveller numbers now and well into the future. From Koru lounges to pier extensions and arrival hall expansions, our award-winning projects ensure travellers receive the Kiwi experience as soon as they set foot on New Zealand soil.  

Retail, Sport + Recreation

Hawkins is deeply entrenched in the community from large-scale projects that shape our skyline to projects that provide everyday joy and community for all New Zealanders.

Our retail, sport, and recreation projects create essential meeting hubs that bring people together.