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Te Tātoru o Wairau Design Brief phase close to completion

Work on the Design Brief phase of Te Tātoru o Wairau continues to track well and on schedule, despite the challenges that COVID-19 again threw our way over recent months.

Design planning

The design and construction team from Te Tumu has completed all design hui with iwi and schools. The information from these hui has informed the Design Brief for each school, which is now being finalised.

Detailed design including site layout, building design and cultural features will take place both during and after the next phase, which is Master Planning.

Community survey

The public’s responses from a community survey in August are being referenced throughout the Design Brief and Master Planning stages, and we thank all those who took the time to give us their thoughts.

Site investigations

Te Tumu has completed a number of site investigations at the schools, including a topographical and drone survey, heritage assessments and building assessments.


Staff and trustees from Bohally Intermediate School and the Marlborough Technology Centre joined Te Tumu and the Ministry of Education on a hikoi last week to visit 11 schools in Christchurch.

The hikoi enabled staff and trustees and Te Tumu architects to see new technology blocks and ‘new build’ projects that were relevant to Bohally and the Technology Centre, and to discuss lessons learned and practicalities of the new spaces. This will ensure the best options for Wairau are considered during the Master Plan phase.

A date is being confirmed for Marlborough Girls’ College and Marlborough Boys’ College to also participate in a hikoi to visit secondary schools in other regions.

What's coming up?

A busy few months are ahead as we try to fit in the events we could not hold because of COVID-19 restrictions.

Master Planning

Master Planning will commence once the Design Briefs for the schools have been approved, and will progress through to mid-2022.

Master Planning will provide the construction blueprint for the schools pre-design, and will address how construction will be managed to minimise disruption to students.

Community Hui

The three principals are working to re-schedule the COVID-19-impacted Community Hui once public health restrictions allow.

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