Huada Construction, John Fairhall and Bert Govan

Manawa - Health Research Education Facility

This project is the result of a collaborative partnership between Canterbury District Health Board, Ara Institute of Canterbury, and the University of Canterbury.

Key Information


Huadu International, John Fairhall and Bert Govan


June 2018 - January 2019

Total project value



Seven storey building housing more than 2000 students and staff

About this project

Manawa is a state-of-the-art facility that enables these organisations to collaborate, working towards the common goal of achieving the best outcomes for Canterbury’s health workforce.

Foundations pass through a gravel layer with the bearing capacity of the pile having to cope with varying inconsistencies of shallow and deep aquifers.

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Work with a partner that delivers on time, on budget and beyond expectation.