Te Kete Aronui Rototuna Library



Hamilton City Council


North City Drive, Rototuna, Hamilton

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Project Status:

Completed July 2023

Project Services:

Project Management
Engineer to the Contract

Project overview

With the growth and development in the Rototuna area over recent years, Hamilton City Council had looked to invest in the area to ensure the community has suitable community facilities. One of these key community assets is the Te Kete Aronui Rototuna library project. This project includes the development of the library and community hub and will create a civic and cultural heart for Rototuna Village. As well as acting as a community library, the 1,600m² building provides a number of meeting rooms and associated audio visual to accommodate from 4 to over 200 people which can be booked for community events. In addition, outdoor spaces, bike and car parks and a village square have been incorporated into the overall design, which aims to nurture and enthuse the Rototuna community and all who use the facilities. Our Project Management team were engaged by Hamilton City Council to oversee the development and construction of the library.

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Te Kete Aronui Rototuna is an important community placemaking project for the Rototuna area enhancing the location as a hub in which to live, grow, connect and relax.

Steve Home

Project Director

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Project outcomes

Veros provided both procurement and Engineer (to the Contract) services on this project.

Procurement involved the preparation of the formal procurement plan which provided a path to the successful appointment of the main contractor, together with the Registration of Interest and Request for Proposal (RFP) processes. Veros acted as the Chairperson for evaluation process and was fundamental in recommending the most suitable team for construction and delivery

As the Engineer to the Contract, Veros established both the tender and contract conditions used for the RFP process. In addition to the negotiating and fine tuning of contract during the tender negotiations with the preferred tenderer.

Project Manager Sun Kim outlines that on the Te Kete Aronui Rototuna library project there have been a few challenges faced and overcome on the project so far. “Our team have overcome a number of issues currently being experienced by the construction industry in terms of advising and managing cost fluctuations and resourcing shortages. Veros have provided contractual advice and negotiated amendments to the contract to best manage the risk whilst at the same time allowing the project to progress to meet their client’s objectives.”

Te Kete Aronui: Rototuna Library has achieved remarkable recognition in the architectural and project management communities. This outstanding facility has been named a finalist for the Public Sector Project of the Year at the 2024 PMINZ Awards, underscoring its excellence in project execution and community impact. Additionally, it has garnered accolades at the 2024 NZIA Awards for Public Architecture in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions, reflecting its exceptional design and architectural significance. In June 2024, the project was also recognised with Merit in the Warren and Mahoney Civic, Health, and Arts Property Award category at the Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards, which celebrate excellence in design and innovation in the built environment across Aotearoa. Further solidifying its success, the project received the 2023 Central Region Property Council NZ Veros Best Team Award, celebrating the collaborative effort that brought this community landmark to life.

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