Lincoln Hub Masterplan
The Lincoln Hub is focused on some of the most significant opportunities – and challenges – facing New Zealand’s primary industries, with potential for significant economic, social and environmental benefit.
The Lincoln Hub He Puna Karikari is a 62,000m² research laboratory and tertiary education facility located in Lincoln, Canterbury. The Hub will bring together five agricultural Crown research institutes, including Lincoln University, AgResearch, Dairy NZ, Landcare Research, Plant and Food Research, and a number of commercial organisations in three stages within a combined facility that will be the centre of Agricultural Science in New Zealand.
The Hub will operate a single united entity containing over 1,400 staff, 630 of which are scientists. The clusters will be organised on the type of science rather than the organisation they work for, effectively breaking down barriers to communication. The aim of the Hub is to accelerate the development of science and its transfer from the lab into commercial production. In doing so, the Hub will become a globally-significant centre for education, research, technology transfer and adoption, and practice change.
Warren and Mahoney led part of the strategic briefing and masterplan for the business case. The masterplan was developed through extensive stakeholder consultation and then a series of iterative and interactive design workshops held with the science and business leaders of each organisation. As the project evolved this was extended to cross-organisational stakeholder groups which each focused on a specific aspect of the project.
The hub is a truly visionary project which will play a critical part in the growth of not only the regional but also the national economy.
Warren and Mahoney in association with Woods Bagot, Boffa Miskell and Powell Fenwick.