UCOL Centre for Healthcare & Social Services

UCOL Centre for Healthcare & Social Services

Located at the UCOL/Te Pūkenga Manawatū Campus in Palmerston North, the Centre for Healthcare and Social Services required extensive upgrades to create an up-to-date healthcare learning environment.

Seismic strengthening to the 2000m² building was carried out, alongside external and internal fitout work. JTB Architects was engaged as lead designer for architecture and interior design, project management and site observation.

Specialised clinical skills, community health, x-ray imaging labs, sterile and wet prep areas and teaching spaces are provided at ground floor level, with offices, meeting spaces, plus 400m² of tenanted offices at the first floor. A full furniture fitout was included in the workplace and interior design scope for the project.

The adaptive reuse approach taken for the project delivers considerable carbon savings vs demolition and build of a new facility.

Client: Gibbons Holdings Limited; Universal College of Learning (Te Pūkenga)

Location: Palmerston North

Status: Complete

Sector: Education

Katy Power, JTB Architects

Katy Power



Diana Shchukin

Associate Interior Designer


Ben Wisbey, JTB Architects

Ben Wisbey