Creating a versatile space to house multiple faculties

October 15, 2020.

Creating a versatile space to house multiple faculties

The 1,575-square-metre Victoria University of Wellington Maru Project is a finalist in the Education Property Award category at the 2020 Property Council New Zealand / Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards.

Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) provided commercial certainty led by Tony Sutherland.

The project forms one of Victoria University of Wellington’s steps towards their 10-year development plan and aspiration to expand and provide innovative spaces.

Designed by Athfield Architects, the three-level project required the demolition of existing structures, excavation to form a new 525-square-metre basement car park and retaining features built on the side of a reclaimed cliff.

The retaining structure included six anchors stressed to 1600kN, and allowed the construction of the two floors for engineering and computer science and office facilities.

Together with the Property Council New Zealand, RLB is passionate about promoting and celebrating leading practice in the property sector via the Property Industry Awards program.

Congratulations to our 2020 finalists.

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With a network that covers the globe and a heritage spanning over two centuries, Rider Levett Bucknall is a leading independent organisation in cost management and quantity surveying, project management and advisory services.

Our achievements are renowned: from the early days of pioneering quantity surveying, to landmark projects such as the Sydney Opera House, HSBC Headquarters Building in Hong Kong, the 2012 London Olympic Games and CityCenter in Las Vegas.

We continue this successful legacy with our dedication to the value, quality and sustainability of the built environment. Our innovative thinking, global reach, and flawless execution push the boundaries. Taking ambitious projects from an idea to reality.