Quality and Value with every Project

Rototuna Village

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Client:
Hamilton City Council
Date Completed:
February 2024
Value:
$38M
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The Result

Features of Te Kete Aronui (Rototuna Library) and the wider village include:

  • Small and large meeting rooms, flexible spaces available to book, including after hours
  • Council services; rates payments and dog registrations
  • Hamilton’s third Changing Places bathroom facility
  • On-site café - Chapter One
  • An Auaha Makerspace; purpose-built collaborative work space for creative technologies - making, learning, exploring and sharing
  • Free wi-fi, with computer, printing and scanning services available
  • Kids and young adult zones, community lounge, study/work area
  • Full range of library services to support customer information needs

 

Mana whenua, who were involved in the design of the library and the wider Rototuna Village, ensuring the history and stories of the area were reflected throughout, conducted two separate blessings of the area. One for the library building and one for the public realm area.

 

The village is now well-connected to the rest of Hamilton through safe roading, public transport options and shared pathways for pedestrians, people on bikes and public transport.

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In my view, libraries are taonga (treasures) for our community. This was part of council’s commitment to create a vibrant heart for the growing north-east Hamilton community, that is a great place to live, work, play, and visit.

This library and the surrounding Rototuna Village are a great example of community-led placemaking. Feedback from the local community and mana whenua have strongly influenced its design, clearly ensuring it was fit for purpose.

Hamilton City Council

The Project

An urban village at the centre of community life that:

  • is cohesive and all elements work together seamlessly: design sympathy across all elements and well-connected for all modes both within the village, externally and encourages active transport
  • provides a sense of identity and belonging for the north-eastern community: it reflects the voice of the community
  • is a destination, with well-considered spaces to play and enjoy
  • is a place where people are drawn to (“a compelling place to be”)

 

Waikato Times Article - Rototuna Village

Rototuna Village Library during construction
Rototuna Village Library birds eye view of seating and play ground

Our Approach

Neuflow Projects were contracted as the Project Managers for the Rototuna Village, the project was large, complex and multi-faceted with vertical and horizontal construction underway through separate contracts.

 

Neuflow Projects took a partnership approach with the main contractors and the client (Hamilton City Council) representatives, this was the correct fit for the project and helped to drive the desired outcome. We spearheaded a large-scale value engineering exercise and using our construction and parks expertise we managed to reduce the overall contract spend by over $1M, whilst still achieving the project outcomes.

Neuflow's Project Team

Shane Drury
Project Manager | Community Lead
Adam Donaldson
Senior Project Manager
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