COMMERCIAL FACILITIES / WAIKATO EQUINE VETERINARY CENTRE
Following an initial meeting at Horse of the Year in 2015, Laura worked with the directors of the veterinary
practice and other industry partners to develop concepts for the new facility. A contract was signed in
September and design and consent proceeded smoothly. Regular project team meetings were held
on site and all parties shared a common vision for the project. Construction went smoothly and was
completed on schedule and budget, to the delight of the owners.
The over arching goal from Harrison Lane’s perspective was to make the facilities as user-friendly and safe
as possible for both the horses and the people that will utilise them.
THIS WAS ACHIEVED THROUGH:
• Ensuring ease of equestrian access
• Facilitating horse truck parking & moving, loading and unloading
• A focus on the safety of the horses and the people working with them throughout the design and
• Use of safe, appropriate, sustainable building materials (largely timber)
• Paying attention to lighting and ventilation, including excellent night lighting which ensures the safe
movement of horses around the facility regardless of time of day
The establishment of this dedicated equestrian veterinarian facility in the Waikato enables the
equestrian community ready and local access to a purpose designed facility created speciﬁcally to
enable the safe handling and care of their sick/injured horses. It creates a central hub of equestrian
care that in turn fosters a dedication to expertise, innovation and a high standard of service provision.
WAIKATO VETERINARY CENTRE
WE ARE WAIKATO AWARDS 2016
“A massive congratulations to the WEVC team on their success at the Property Council We Are Waikato
awards last night.
WEVC took out the Project Team award against some incredibly strong competition and you were all
involved along with many others ensuring this project could be delivered for the WEVC team.
It’s great to have the project and team recognised in the industry amongst some very good candidates.
Andrew Wood, Senior Planner, CKL