BNZ Development Award Winner: Sugartree Centro by Lily Nelson Centro LP
This project locates at the corner of Nelson St and Union St of Auckland city, comprised of 259 units of apartments and the gross construction area is 17 thousand square metres. It is the second phase of Sugartree Complex. The project started in 2014 and delivered in 2017.
For Sugartree Centro, cost control and material availability are the two most critical challenges for the booming building industry we all know. This project had carefully and successfully managed to deliver the project as it planned.
KOHLER Construction and Project Management Award Winner:
Rose Garden Stage 1 by CMP Construction
The Rose Garden Apartments is situated on the western edge of the Albany Lakes across the bridge from Westfield Mall, close to the Albany Busway Station, QBE Stadium, and Albany Stadium Pool.
CMP have completed Stage 1 ($90M), which consists of six separate seven-storey buildings around a large landscaped podium, plus a new 250m long shared-space road. There are 201 apartments (up to four bedrooms) with balconies, 17 retail units, three offices, three live/work units, and 205 undercover carparks within two basement levels.
CMP worked together with the client and design consultants on a $15M Value Management process to get the project underway. There were some significant design changes instigated, such as changing the pre-cast panel cladding to timber framing and Designer Series cladding (a laser-finished to replicate a concrete surface).
Lane Neave. Collaboration Award Winner:
The Edgerley Apartment by Rene Lin (Kingstons) / Leuschke Group Architects / CMP Construction / Envivo
The project consists of 81 apartments and the construction cost of the project was $32 million with a construction duration of 24 months from demolition to completion. The judges were impressed by the project team’s effort to adhere to the tight programme. Rene as project manager from Kingstons Project Management, coordinated CMP the main contractor, Envivo the Surveyor and Leuschke Group Architects to ensure all documentation, consent conditions and the sign-off process was smooth and executed in a timely manner. This is a critical part of the project where all members of the project team are required to collaborate harmoniously to ensure all deadlines are met. The client was able to settle successfully within their sunset date without the risk of contract cancellation.
Hampton Johns Design Award Winner:
Rolleston College by ASC Architects
The Rolleston College project is one of four large new school projects won by the ASC Architects/Hawkins construction team as the second of the Private Public Partnership (PPP) school agreements with the Ministry of Education.
Opening in 2017, this 11,100m2 state of the art facility has been designed to achieve a 5 Greenstar built rating. Catering for 1800 students it supports the approach to learning that emphasises community, collaboration and connectivity in all aspects of school life. The total value of the projects is in the vicinity of $300 million and it is the most significant Ministry of Education project.
The entrance to the school is welcoming and inviting to the wider community. The whare is embraced by the ‘arms’ of the building to welcome the community in. The strong human feel is enhanced by the visual connection through the foyer, providing the visibility of entering a ‘learning community’. The use of selected materials reference traditional methods of building in Maori and Pacifica architecture. This space also connects the café, library and theatre. This is a place for creating, connecting and expressing knowledge.
Planning of the learning spaces is carefully articulated to foster multiple educational methods, fostering openness and connectivity. Edges of the learning spaces dilute into the central hub circulation and outdoor learning areas to create multiple opportunities for learning and play in various environments. The irregular internal walls provide nooks and crannies to add a sense of energy, interest and activation. Through sliding glass doors and operable walls, spaces can be open and transparent.
Lane Neave. Collaboration Meritorious Award Winner:
Onehunga Bay Terraces by Avanda Group/Creative Arch/Orient Construction Ltd
Onehunga Bay consist of 38 terraces and 6 apartments, cost $15 million with a total land area of 5,570 m2. The Panel’s comments: This is a quality development in terms of urban design and construction, three NZCBIA members worked together sharing the same vision and goals.
The judges were impressed by the team’s collaboration efforts which enabled them to successfully deliver the project and achieve the following goals:
SugarTree Centro by Lily Nelson Centro LP/Babbage Consultants/Crockers Property Management
This project locates at the corner of Nelson St and Union St of Auckland city, comprised of 259 units of apartments and the gross construction area is 17 thousand square metres. It is the second phase of Sugar Tree Complex. Same development team (Lily Nelson) and consulting team (Babbage Consultants – Architects & Engineers) continue working together after successfully deliver the Stage 1, which enable the team to improve in many key aspects, in particular on cost control and procurement. Later on, Crockers Property Management joined in to help the development team from marketing stage to settlement stage, which is critical for the project in terms of enabling right marketing strategy and completing the project on time. The successful outcome of this fine complex was due to the high standard of communication and collective cooperation of all parties involved.
KOHLER Construction and Project Management Meritorious Award Winner:
Seascape Showroom by Livefirm Construction
This project is the seismic strengthening and renovating of a historic building known as The White Rabbit. The building was constructed in 1876 and is one of the oldest buildings on Auckland’s waterfront. It was originally constructed as a hotel and was known as the Britomart Hotel.
Once upgraded and renovated, the building will be incorporated into, and be a key feature of the larger development, referred to as Seascape Auckland, which will be a 187m high apartment building. Once completed it will be the second tallest building in NZ behind the Sky Tower. The building will house the Seascape Apartment showroom and Shundi Customs Ltd.’s office for the next few years.
The building is scheduled in the Auckland City Council's Central Area District Plan, in Category B. It is also scheduled in the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan, in category B. The building is registered by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust as part of the Customs Street Historic Area.
Northbridge Retirement Village Stage 1 by N-Compass
N-Compass was engaged as the Project Manager for Northbridge in March 2015 to project manage all three stages. The project involves the development of three new apartment buildings to replace existing buildings that were demolished to improve the existing village and facilities. Stage one was constructed on vacant land and was a key milestone of the development as it allowed the existing residents to vacate the building.
The stage one project was completed within budget. A staged handover was required due to extension of time claims through delays to the ground works. Early in the construction phase, N-Compass struggled to get buy-in from the contractor on reporting Health & Safety issues on site. However, through consistent inspections and instructions from N-Compass, the Main Contractor realized that better on-site management of Health & Safety provided a safer site. Near misses, cleanliness and reporting of issues improved, toolbox talks held daily and fortnightly reporting provided. No lost time incidents occurred. Stage two of the development is currently underway with stage three ready to start the tender process.
Hampton Johns Meritorious Award Winner:
50 Pollen Street, Ponsonby renovation designed by Archiland
The design team demonstrated a high level of creativity and can-do attitude in transforming this run-down office/warehouse facility into a modern design studio when the budget was under extreme pressure.They seriously explored the answers to the question ” how far can $5000 stretch “ in this project.
The design team went through an exhaustive study of building materials and cost comparisons on this project to ensure that every dollar they spend will have a maximum impact. The project also benefited from in-house fabrication using existing equipment and volunteering work from the designers. This is a classic case of “ideas vs big money”. The end result is stunning.
Nixon Studio Building by Arch Group
Nestled into the trees on a city-fringe site, this project celebrates its structure. The brief for this project was to create a new home for an architectural design firm that complements the business while championing new construction technologies. A key feature to be included was an open-plan studio space that encouraged collaboration between employees.
The building sits between two precast concrete panel walls while a tinted glass façade fronts the street, bringing an abundance of natural light into a double-height studio. Blonded laminated timber mid floor slabs, walls, and staircases are left exposed, sitting comfortably alongside black structural steel columns and beams. Throughout, the structure of the building is revealed and acknowledged.
NZCBIA Innovation Meritorious Award Winner:
NZBIM - Design for Manufacturing and Assembly using BIM 3D, 4D, and 5D
NZBIM Brings together some simple but effective technologies for the innovative delivery of a construction product within an industry seeking to improve itself.
This innovation clearly targets a well-understood issue in New Zealand, with challengers within small low-cost construction needs, for example, infill housing. This submission pulls together a number of ideas to create an overall modular construction scheme with a simple ‘how-to ‘ guide. It uses a Building Information Model, commonly referred to as BIM, as the base technology and the basis of the ‘how-to' guide.
A market issue identified with a targeted set of users/stakeholders who can initiated the online project management tool.
This innovation targets a specific issue, particularly for inexperienced developers. The future development pathway for the product is clear and the product has had the benefit of revenue from various non-participant sources such as advertising and third parties. This product has the opportunity of being a core tool for the Chinese developer-construction eco-system.
BNZ Development Award Finalist:
Karaka Grove by Anson & Project NZ Group
Karaka Grove is located in a convenient area of Takapuna, as well as in the campuses of Westlake school for boys and girls and Takapuna grammar, which are three famous schools. It is within walking distance to Smales Farm Science Park and the bus express terminus. But the neighbourhood has been underdeveloped and there is still a lot of larger land that is not fully developed.
The two lands purchased, 59 Karska St and 61 Karaka St, have a total area of 3,544 square meters. How to make full use of the land and meet the market demand is a subject in front of us. The implementation of the Unitary plan gave us a lot of choices; Single-family luxury, small single-family townhouse, terrace house or even low-rise apartment. After repeated discussions with the design unit on 7-8 schemes, the project team finally determined to reduce the density actively. The small single-family townhouse and Terrace house were mixed, and a total of 4 types of houses were developed in 3 stages. This arrangement does not seem to maximize land use but ensures that the product covers a large part of the market and avoids oversupply of the same type of housing.