Manawa, the state-of-the-art health research and education facility is a collaboration between Christchurch’s health and tertiary education sectors.
Manawa, the health research and education facility, brings together the Canterbury District Health Board, Ara Institute of Canterbury and the University of Canterbury. On the doorstep of Christchurch Hospital and at the heart of the Te Papa Hauora/Health Precinct, Manawa houses health education, professional development and research activities for over 1800 Ara nursing, midwifery and medical imaging students, as well as CDHB education and development staff.
Manawa enables clinicians and students to flow freely between the hospital and education and research spaces, and ensures knowledge transfer from and into the clinical settings.
As well as lecture rooms and flexible learning spaces, a simulation floor contains a mock operating theatre, ward, imaging, ICU/PACU clinical simulation and teaching areas, enabling simulations in real world healthcare environments.
The Building Intelligence Group provided a full scope of service including assistance to the Development Agreement, design and construction management and monitoring the basebuild. Manawa opened its doors in July 2018.