- Gold Medal Award 2020, New Zealand Commercial Project Awards – Submitted by Armstrong Downes Commercial
- National Category Winner 2020, New Zealand Commercial Project Awards – Submitted by Armstrong Downes Commercial
- Best in Category 2020 for the Health and Medical Property Award, Property Council New Zealand, Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards – Submitted by CCM Architects
Judges comments from the Commercial Project Awards:
“If you were looking for a project which is a true community, you wouldn’t go any further than the new purpose-built Te Omanga Hospice, in Hutt Valley. The site was constrained due to tree protection and boundary lines. However, a C shaped hospice building with 8 care beds, lounges, kitchen facilities, and an administration area was designed with considerable staff involvement. The building’s design and ability to provide privacy, both internally from circulation areas, and external settled areas, was challenging, but the end result is a credit to all. The grounds were developed by locals, completing the complex and creating a quiet setting, well back off the busy road. This is a most worthy winner of this category.”
Using local labour and contractors meant that a lot of those involved in the project had personal experience of the care Te Omanga Hospice provides. We often heard stories of parents or grandparents who had been treated in the old building and of the extra care, the tradesmen were taking ‘in memory’ of those lost. The project certainly touched the hearts of many.
‘We now have an amazing facility for the whole community and I’m sure it will be here for a long time” Biddy Harford Hospice Chief Executive
A big thank you to the team at Armstrong Downes Commercial and our project partners who delivered this outstanding building. We are proud to have worked on a project that has served and made a positive impact on the local Hutt Valley community.