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Steve Gracey


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The finalist projects vying for the Naylor Love Heritage and Adaptive Reuses Property Award at the 2021 Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards celebrate the character of the original building, while recognising that the demands on buildings today are very different to those in the time they were built.

Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) is honoured to have provided commercial certainty to help breathe new life into these buildings.

1. Auckland High Court Refurbishment

“The refurbishment needed to combine heritage conservation, sympathetic design, meticulous management and a laser focus on security, as all works were carried out while the high court remained fully operational.” Richard Anderson

2. Basin Reserve Museum Stand, Wellington

“A key focus of the build was sustainability within tight budget and programme parameters. The project included the salvage and reuse of existing heritage features and finishes to preserve the past and create a new asset for the future.” Cameron Whyte

3. University of Auckland Student Union Buildings. B311-B312

“A seismic upgrade of the original B312 building and other enabling works prepare the pathway for future University of Auckland development.” Hamish Dackers

4. Wellington East Girls College

“The historic vestibule has been painstakingly and beautifully restored, and reconnected to the daily life of the school.” Tony Sutherland

Together with the Property Council New Zealand, RLB is passionate about promoting and celebrating leading practice in the property industry. RLB has proudly co-hosted the awards since 1997.

The 2021 finalists are a powerful symbol of an industry that continues to challenge itself to deliver better places. We celebrate their positive impact today and the enduring legacy they create for tomorrow.

Winners will be announced at the 2021 Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards on 24 November.