Civic Centre

Whangārei District's new civic building will be a fit-for-purpose building, designed to provide a welcoming, inclusive and easily accessible customer experience.

The 8,010m2 Whangārei Civic Centre will house 350 council staff and all of the Northland Transport Alliance staff that are currently scattered around the city. It's also designed to cater for growth – future-proofing for the next 50 years.

The building has been designed to be sustainable and to strongly reflect the cultural identity and heritage of the city and surrounds.

The building will be a central hub for local government-related activities, including:

  • Democratic processes
  • Customer services
  • Administrative functions
  • Council staff
  • Northland Transport Alliance staff
  • Civic Centre

Airzone was engaged early in a collaborative partnership with Canam Construction as well as the various key consultants such as TBIG, Babbage and Team Architects.

With the early engagement and long lead times Airzone placed most orders early which meant savings in material costs and timely supply as logistics chains tightened around the world due to Covid-19.

Part of the requirement to be considered for the tender award was at least 10% of each respondent's project team were trainees or apprentices, which aligned with the Airzone training program and the 10% requirement was surpassed.

Once completed the civic building will be a well-equipped, modern, fit-for-purpose central hub for local government-related activities.