The David O. McKay Stake and Cultural Events Centre

Location: HamiltonCompleted: June 2017

The Templeview project is a staged development, progressing in the heart of Templeview Hamilton for The Church of Latter-day Saints community.
With a history dating back to the 1980’s, Livingstone was selected to deliver the David O. Mckay Cultural and Events Centre.

The building has two distinct areas that are joined by a central courtyard, which encompasses the main entrances into the Stake Centre. The lower level is a two-story building, where the ground floor will house the Stake President, Bishops and Clerks, while the 1st floor has teaching rooms, a nursery and parent’s rooms. Overall this multifunctional area of the Centre will include similar features and facilities to its named predecessor.

The Cultural Hall incorporates a large central area with basketball and volley ball courts on a strand woven bamboo sprung floor. At the North end of the Cultural Hall there is a chapel. This chapel makes brilliant use of floor to ceiling windows, allowing the timber furnished area to flood with natural light for majority of the day. The South end of the Cultural Hall is a multi-purpose area with kitchen, and the West wing encompasses a Relief Society and Young Woman’s room.
The construction was formed by a steel framed building on a concrete floor with various exterior finishes, including 423 precast concrete wall panels that are honed with cast in rectangular patterns to most visible faces. Emperor dark split face natural stone cladding lines the entrance ways and internal courtyard.

Even before the historic ground breaking at temple view took place, Livingstone Building NZ knew the LDS Stake centre would be a special project, signalling a new start for the Templeview community in Hamilton.

The 4000m2 large multi-use community building will incorporate a chapel, cultural hall, teaching blocks and administration. The only Mormon temple in New Zealand will serve as a focal point and reflective feature of the new stake centre.

Templeview has a dedicated onsite team to help with with the demands of such a high level project. Our onsite Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor, Junior Quantity Surveyor, Site Manager and Site staff, make up our project team. This team works together to manage the day to day operations of the project, mitigate risk and collectively work together to create a smooth running project.

We look forward to seeing the Livingstone standard of excellence come to life with this new stake centre, and the forming of the surrounding community.


When all is said and done, we do what we say we are going to do - that is to create a project that exceeds your expectations at every turn.