Rau Paenga is supporting Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs with the delivery of the new Archives building and the two-level link bridge connecting the new building to the National Library.
The Archives building will provide a state-of-the-art archives repository and specialist facilities for Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga Archives New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa National Library of New Zealand and Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.
Rau Paenga will play an assurance role, to ensure that the design, build and commissioning achieves Department of Internal Affairs requirements to keep our nation’s taonga, archives and collections in the most modern facilities for conservation, care and better access for New Zealanders.
The two-level link bridge connecting the new Archives building to the National Library will allow staff, visitors and collections to move safely and easily between the three national heritage and recorded documentary institutions.
The new link bridge enabling structure and Archives building are currently expected to be completed in September 2024 and mid-2025 respectively, with the new building scheduled to open in 2026.