Taranaki Hospital
Renal Unit
Te Huhi Raupō

The Project

Taranaki District Health Board developed a new renal unit as the hospital undergoes substantial redevelopment work Project Maunga – Base Hospital Redevelopment. The single story timber building is approximately 800m² and sits above a small gully between David St and the main hospital site. At the opening on 21 March, Wharehoka Wano, Tumu Whakarito Te Kāhui o Taranaki, gifted the building the name Te Huhi Raupō to Te Whatu Ora, on behalf of Ngā Iwi o Taranaki and Taumaruroa (made up of mana whenua Ngāti Te Whiti and the eight Iwi of Taranaki).


The Challenge

Sustainability was a key consideration for the TDHB. They were motivated to use mass timber with Te Huhi Raupō targeting Net Zero Energy Certification and Zero Carbon Certification through the Living Building Challenge. There was also a requirement for FSC certified timber and a focus on reducing site waste.

The Solution

As a local supplier, we were able to deliver the PLT to site with no additional packaging. With our made to order approach, all panels were manufactured to the optimal length, CNC machined to fit and therefore no waste onsite!

There were two panel thicknesses utilised in the floor to allow for rebates for wet areas and maximise the efficiency of the PLT spans.

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Barend Davis, Macrennie Construction – Auckland, New Zealand

“It was our first PLT install and it went super well. I hope to see more of this in the future“


Cameron Duffy – Site Supervisor, Pepper Construction – Taranaki, New Zealand