Te Kotuku Maternity Unit, Whangarei, New Zealand Te Kotuku Maternity Unit, Whangarei, New Zealand

Te Kotuku Maternity Unit, Whangarei, New Zealand

Client: Northland District Health Board

Services: Cost Management & Quantity Surveying

Overview

Te Kotuku (the stork) will house all maternity services under one roof and currently includes birthing rooms with ensuite, one and two bedroom inpatient units with ensuite, and four antenatal clinic rooms.

There is also a dedicated room for families who lose their child, and a new Maternity Assessment Unit to reduce the number of short-stay patients.

The Details

A ‘long life loose fit’ philosophy influenced the design’s rectangular shape. This structure allows for the expansion of two more floors, as well as a northern extension.

RLB in Auckland provided cost management and quantity surveying services.

Nominated for the Property Council of New Zealand, Health and Medical Property Award.

Fagerhult NZ Health & Medical Property Award (Merit) – Property Council of New Zealand Property Awards 2017