Master Planning and Design

Master planning for Te Tātoru o Wairau is underway in 2022.

Contractor-led consortium Te Tumu has been engaged to deliver master plans and designs for Te Tātoru o Wairau.

This will establish a 'roadmap' for what buildings the schools will have, their design, timeframe and budget for construction, and - importantly - how impacts on teaching and learning at the schools will be minimised and managed when construction and relocation begins.

What is currently happening?
The project is currently in the project establishment and master planning stage, which is split into three phases:

Project establishment

Hui with iwi, the Ministry of Education and schools to understand and commit to the guiding principles of Te Tātoru o Wairau.

Design briefs

Workshops to incorporate iwi aspirations and schools’ aspirations into the development of design briefs that align with or challenge Ministry allocations. Reflecting the unique identities of the three schools will achieve broader outcomes that may provide for iwi and community investment into the new schools.

Master planning

Following the design briefs, master planning will explore options around building locations, staged construction and relocation.

Once the master plans for the three schools have been finalised, Te Tumu will develop concept and preliminary designs, followed by developed and detailed designs for the schools.

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Te Tumu

Te Tumu brings together 12 specialist companies, led by Naylor Love, for Te Tātoru o Wairau.


Te Tumu in Māori is the concept of foundation. The consortium is built on a foundation of collective strengths with a shared purpose.
Te Tumu is working in partnership with Bohally Intermediate, Marlborough Boys’ and Girls’ Colleges, iwi, the Marlborough community and the Ministry of Education to build the region’s future intermediate and secondary learning environments.

Who is Naylor Love?
Naylor Love is the lead contractor of the consortium. Naylor Love has six regional divisions in New Zealand, with offices in Nelson and Christchurch. The company will establish an office in Blenheim as part of Te Tātoru o Wairau.
Naylor Love has a history of working collaboratively with the Ministry of Education and various education facilities across Aotearoa, many in live working environments. This includes the successful co-location of Shirley Boys’ Avonside Girls’ High Schools in Christchurch.

Photo: Josh Thomas, Marlborough Boys' College