Design funding is now available for qualifying, yet-to-be-constructed wooden buildings as part of a partnership between the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Red Stag. Funding of several hundred thousand dollars is potentially available for a select number of projects that qualify for the scheme, explains Red Stag group CEO Marty Verry.
“What we are trying to do with MPI is showcase different types of mid-rise wooden structures that push the boundaries in terms of scale or height. As part of that, we want to share the knowledge with New Zealand’s design professionals and construction sector.
“Typically, this will involve open sourcing of design reports, building site visits and case study write-ups.”
“We’re looking for demonstration projects such as five-plus level apartments or aged care, mid-rise office buildings, large format retail, industrial or warehouse projects, as well as educational and cultural projects that are going to be constructed in the next two years,” adds Verry.