New Wildbase & Admin Building Construction Started at Massey University
Building work on the new Wildbase and Administration Building has recently commenced on site. This work is the fourth stage in the overall Veterinary Complex Upgrade at Massey University's Turitea Campus in Palmerston North. The construction is being undertaken by Arrow International and will be operational by mid-2016. This part of the development, designed jointly by Lab-works Architecture and Studio Pacific Architecture, includes the administration and Wildbase groups being re-housed in a new three storey building adjacent to the existing Clinic Building and Vet Teaching Hospital. A new reception and staff common room will be created with the first part of an internal way-finding street/gathering space.
The majority of the ground floor area will be dedicated to the Wildbase Hospital that specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of New Zealand's wild animals including reptilian, avian and sea life. The group will expand into purpose-designed rooms including ICU, surgical suite, treatment spaces and wards, including a display ward that will front the building and provide an attraction to the new main entry into the veterinary complex.