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Aurecon projects recognised with ten Property Council New Zealand national awards

Aurecon projects recognised with eleven Property Council New Zealand national awards

Ten awards were presented to Aurecon projects, with four receiving Excellence awards, and two of those projects recognised as being Best in Category.

28 June 2018 – Aurecon featured strongly at the prestigious annual event of the Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards 2018, held on 15 June 2018.  

Ten awards were presented to Aurecon projects, with four receiving Excellence awards, and two of those projects recognised as being Best in Category. The Awards recognise excellence in the efficient use of capital in property development – maximum investor benefit for investment buildings and maximum community benefit for public buildings. Superior projects are recognised across a broad range of sectors.

“Beaches” at Coast Papamoa development

Winning an Excellence award and being named as Best in Category, “Beaches” at Coast Papamoa is the final ‘jewel in the crown’ of the wider Coast Papamoa Beach development, which has been 10 years in the making. The exclusive beachfront community was created by utilising the particular provisions of the Tauranga City Plan to form a neighbourhood of 23 properties, while preserving a culturally important dune through each one having a twenty-third share in the protection and maintenance of the adjacent Conservation Zone and the dune itself.

Aurecon was the lead consultant, as well as the planners, civil and geotechnical engineers, and surveyors for this exceptional urban development. 

Dunedin Law Courts 

Also winning an Excellence award and being named as Best in Category, this heritage project breathes significant life into the Dunedin Law Courts, originally built between 1900 and 1902. The building is one of the older assets of the Ministry of Justice and, as a result, it required a number of compromises for modern use.

Following the September 2011 Christchurch Earthquake, the Ministry of Justice carried out a business case assessment to determine the future of the property. The result was a significant refurbishment and structural strengthening of this formerly underutilised heritage building to bring it up to current codes and to optimise its use as a court.

Aurecon were the structural engineers and are proud to be part of the team bringing this beautiful historic building back to life.  

Pita Te Hori Centre ‒ King Edward Barracks, Christchurch – Stage One   

Receiving two Excellence awards in the Commercial Office and Green Building categories, the King Edward Barracks is a multistage master planned, sustainable commercial development. The main inspiration for the design was that of a resilient, sustainable and vibrant space.   

Imagined and delivered by Aurecon’s Building Services team, the idea of an innovative commercial District Energy Scheme (DES) capable of providing cost-effective and sustainable heating and cooling to an entire city block was brought to life. The DES has ground source artesian heating and cooling with much greater future flexibility, longevity and control/comfort than alternative lower cost systems.

The building has also been base isolated with triple friction pendulum bearings that are located on top of the ground floor columns. This means that the building is able to be operable within five working days following a significant earthquake.   

Aurecon were the structural and mechanical engineers and also now call the King Edward Barracks their home in Christchurch.  

Nick Gordge, Aurecon’s New Zealand Buildings Leader, says: “We are honoured to have worked and collaborated with our clients on these incredible projects. To see them being recognised by our industry as exemplary is great recognition to our hard-working teams from right across New Zealand. I couldn’t be more proud.” 

The full list of Aurecon’s Property Council NZ 2018 awards is:

  • Dunedin Law Courts: Best in Category and Excellence award (Heritage and Adaptive Reuses category)
  • Frasers “Beaches” development at Papamoa Beach, Tauranga: Best in Category and Excellence award (Urban Land Developments category)
  • King Edward Barracks, Christchurch: Excellence award (Commercial Office category)
  • King Edward Barracks, Christchurch: Excellence award (Green Building category)
  • Wakatipu High School: Excellence award (Education Property category)
  • Dunedin Law Courts: Merit award (Civic and Arts category)
  • QBE Centre, Auckland: Merit award (Commercial Office category)
  • Unitech HUB, Auckland: Merit award (Education category)
  • Unitech Construction Engineering & Trades Building, Auckland: Merit award (Education category)
  • Whenua Pupuke – Waitemata Clinical Skills Centre, Auckland: Merit award (Health and Medical category)

 

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