Te Kotuku Maternity Unit, Whangarei, New Zealand
Client: Northland District Health Board
Services: Cost Management & Quantity Surveying
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.
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