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NZI Centre wins top property award

The NZI Centre in Auckland was awarded the Rider Levett Bucknall Supreme Award at the annual Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards last week.The NZI Centre is an office tower built by Newcrest Group on the corner of

NBR Staff
Mon, 21 Jun 2010

The NZI Centre in Auckland was awarded the Rider Levett Bucknall Supreme Award at the annual Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards last week.

The NZI Centre is an office tower built by Newcrest Group on the corner of Fanshawe Street and Market Place to provide 9,450sq m of top offices, which is fully leased to IAG New Zealand for an initial term of 15 years.

It is a campus style office development with five levels of offices and incorporating a full height atrium. It incorporates features such as under floor air, twin skin facade and a green roof, making it one of the most energy efficient office buildings in New Zealand with both the base building and the interior fit out being awarded five Star NZGBC Green Star ratings.

Detailed planning and tight control of all aspects of design and development allowed the Newcrest project to be completed ahead of time; under budget, following in the footsteps of its other Viaduct developments.

Judges said its innovative design blended with adherence to sound property investment principles while at the same time delivering one of New Zealand’s most energy efficient buildings.

They were impressed with the total scope of the project; the innovative design and attention to detail, delivering premium quality office accommodation.

At a cocktail reception and gala dinner in the Langham Hotel’s Great Room, in Auckland, 750 guests celebrated outstanding commercial property projects developed in New Zealand despite challenging economic times.

Chief Judge John Dunn said as expected in the current economic climate, there were fewer entries this year but the quality of submissions and developments was high.

“Despite the global financial crisis the quality and consistency of submissions were excellent across all categories this year – more so than previous years.”

2010 winners were:
Rider Levett Bucknall Supreme Award
NZI Centre (Newcrest Group)
Commercial Office Property Award
Excellence:
Deloitte Centre (Brookfield Multiplex)
NZI Centre (Newcrest Group)
Merit:
Aorangi House (Beca)
Coffey Education and Arts Property Award
Excellence:
Te Puni Village (Architectus and Aurecon and Hawkins Construction)
City Gallery Wellington (Wellington City Council)
Diocesan School for Girls Aquatic Centre (MPM Projects)
NZi3 Innovation Institute, University of Canterbury (Warren and Mahoney, and Beca)
Merit:
Te Whanau o Tupuranga School (Jasmax)
Hawkins Heritage and Adaptive Reuses Property Award
Excellence:
City Gallery Wellington (Wellington City Council)
Trends Publishing Industrial Property Award
Excellence:
Schneider Electric Building (Highbrook Development)
Auckland City Council Mixed Use Property Award
Merit:
Carlaw Park Commercial Precinct (McDougall Reidy & Co; Haydn & Rollett Construction; Warren and Mahoney)
Te Ahi, Post Office Precinct (Ngai Tahu Property)
RCG Retail Property Award
Excellence:
Westfield Riccarton (Westfield New Zealand)
Special Purpose Property Award
Excellence:
Birkenhead Library and Civic Centre (Archoffice/RDT Pacific, Mainzeal Property and Construction)
High Performance Rowing Centre, Karapiro (Arrow International)
Wellington Hospital, Newtown Campus (Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner, CCM Architects, Dunning Thornton Consultants)
Merit:
Braemar Hospital (Braemar Hospital)
Holmes Consulting Group Tourism and Leisure Property Award
Excellence:
Queenstown Aquatic Centre (renamed ‘Alpine Aqualand’) (ASC Architects)
Merit:
The Pacfic (MPM Projects)
Natural Habitats Landscapes Urban Land Developments Award
Excellence:
Chews Lane Apartments (Willis Bond & Co)
Stonefields Stage Two (Todd Property Group)
Resene Green Building Property Award
Excellence:
NZi3 Innovation Institute, University of Canterbury (Warren and Mahoney, and Beca)
Merit:
Deloitte Centre (Brookfield Multiplex)
Aorangi House (Beca)

NBR Staff
Mon, 21 Jun 2010
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