Nga Taiohi - Kenepuru Hospital

Capotal and Coast District Health Board’s youth mental health facility is part of the established Kenepuru public hospital in Porirua. Capital and Coast District Health Board commissioned CCM Architects to design and document their new mental health facility at Kenepuru.


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Kenepuru's mental health facility had two units named Rangitahi and Hikatea. This project added a third unit: Nga Taiohi Youth Forensic Unit. There is internal links to the enabling sharing of common spaces such as classrooms, interview spaces and an all-weather gymnasium.

This facility will play a unique role in providing national mental health services for some of the most critical youth mental health clients in New Zealand.

This project required fast-track design and building processes, and demands robust materials and security appropriate to the level of care required for these clients.

The scheme involved a new extension to the south-east of the existing buildings, with internal links to the existing buildings enabling sharing of common spaces such as classrooms, interview spaces and an all-weather gymnasium.

This facility will play a unique role in providing national mental health services for some of the most critical youth mental health clients in New Zealand. The project required fast-track design and building processes, and demands robust materials and security appropriate to the level of care required for these clients.

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