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New Zealand Property Council award wins

Aurecon awards - celebration

03 August 2009 – At the recent 2009 New Zealand Property Council Awards, Aurecon were winners in the categories of Special purpose and Education and Arts.

The Kakariki House in Hamilton won the Award of Merit for Special Purpose. The Kakariki House achieved a Four Green Star design rating in Hamilton and is the first building in Waikato to receive a Green Star rating. The project incorporates Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) principles through the materials used in energy, ventilation and water. Amanda Bryan (Aurecon Hamilton) was engaged as Green Star Accredited Professional for the project.

The new Brian Perry Sports House in Hamilton won the Award of Merit for Tourism & Leisure. Aurecon was engaged to undertake the mechanical, electrical, fire engineering, hydraulics, land surveying and ESD services for the new building. Daniel Borszik was the Aurecon team leader.

"Brian Perry Sports House was built for its purpose in the cheapest way possible" said Matthew Cooper, Sport Waikato chief executive. "The main principles were to reduce overheads for the sport and enable collaboration across sport ... this award is a real testament to the creativity and planning from the team behind it.”

Julie Nelson, WISE Chief Executive gave glowing praise for Kakariki House and Brian Perry Sports House. "These are two outstanding Hamilton developments, both driven by not-for-profit organisations working at grassroots in the community, that's a success story in itself."

Aurecon was also a consultant on the following projects that were successful at the awards evening and we congratulate the winners:

  • Mercy Ascot – Cancer Care Centre, Auckland – Award of Excellence for Special Purpose. The Auckland office was responsible for structural engineering
  • King's School, Auckland – Award of Merit for Education & Arts
  • The Auckland office was responsible for building services and structural engineering
  • The Stamford Residences, Auckland – Award of Merit for Multi-unit Residential. The Auckland office was responsible for structural engineering
  • Queen St Upgrade, Auckland – Award of Merit for Urban Design

The Auckland office was responsible for specialist lighting.

The New Zealand Property Council Rider Levett Bucknall Awards celebration took place on Thursday 25 June 2009 at Sky City in Auckland.

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