Te Whare Whakapapa is the new state-of-the-art facility at 15 Lester Lane, Christchurch, which was purpose built for New Zealand Blood Service by Ngāi Tahu Property. The 3,800m² development comprising a donor centre, manufacturing and testing laboratories, specialised warehousing and offices was finished ahead of time and below budget.
Owned by Ngāi Tahu Property, the donor centre was blessed by Ngāi Tahu on Tuesday 21 October 2014. As part of the blessing, a significant piece of greenstone gifted from Kāti Waewae Rūnanga on the West Coast was unveiled and sits proudly in the foyer.
The success of this project reflects the Ngāi Tahu Property – New Zealand Blood Service partnership and the excellent working relationships of all the teams involved.