Health Project Award Results

H T M L Code
National Category Winner: Health

Project: Toka Hāpai Selwyn Health Hub


Naylor Love Canterbury

Project Partners

Canterbury District Health Board (Client - Fitout), IKON Architects (Architect/Designer), Inovo (Client PM, Programmer), Powell Fenwick (Engineer), Rawlinsons (Client QS)

Owned By

Selwyn District Council

Toka Hapai Selwyn Health Club is the first commercial build for the Selwyn District Council. The flexible shell and innovative common areas accommodate a maternity ward, community dental clinic, mental health services, radiology clinic, physio and medical centre amongst other associated health services. The building has been elegantly modulated, given its depth, and combines refined architectural detail with a practical layout resulting in a new benchmark for integrated healthcare design. The build team worked seamlessly with the tenants to identify any construction clashes and showed agility in working within Covid restrictions. The collaborative and innovative nature of this build makes it a real standout.

Judges comments

This social services hub has been developed by the Selwyn District Council as a strategic solution to service one of New Zealand's fastest growing regions around Rolleston. The facility provides a flexible shell and innovative common areas to attract key tenants including Canterbury DHB, radiology, a maternity ward, dental clinic, general practitioners, and associated health services to be closer to their users living in the area. The building has been elegantly modulated given its depth and its horizontal form has been broken down using three sloping roof forms. The detailing is crisp and well executed. Teamwork was clearly apparent, and the contract was well managed with a mature approach to Covid. The team showed agility and used their down time well. Overall, an excellent project.