Hutt Valley

Completed 2022

Arthouse was engaged by longstanding clients Medispace to develop a NZ first timber construction health hub on the site of a once bowling club adjacent to the Hutt DHB Hospital in lower Hutt. The Hutt Valley Health Hub was designed closely with the Structural and Civil engineering team to not just withstand a 1 in 2,500 year seismic event, but be operational within 24 hours of such event occurring.

The main focus for the design was to create a new home for Ropata Health, a large GP’s practice who along with weather-tightness issues, was outgrowing their current premises down the road. The design of the overall building was driven by the patient experience along with maximising efficiencies in the workflow of the GP’s practice.