The Beca Buildings team, working on the University of Otago / Te Whare Wananga o Otago Faculty of Dentistry, are delighted to have the project win Best in Category for Education at the 2021 Property Council New Zealand Awards.Sometimes it takes a while to celebrate the success of hard work and innovation. For Beca’s Adam Moffat, it was worth the seven-year wait and he is understandably excited by the win.
"It has been really rewarding to deliver this complex long-term project with the University of Otago to make every day better for their staff and students, as well as the wider public,” he says. “As well as training New Zealand’s future dentists, the facility also provides over 76,000 dental treatments for the public each year, so provides a real benefit to the Dunedin region.”
Beca has been working on this project since 2014, providing fire engineering, geotechnical, civil and structural design on what is now one of the most advanced dental teaching facilities in the southern hemisphere.
We also celebrated our involvement in another Best in Category, this time for Green Buildings. The 5-star Green Star Foodstuffs North Island Head Office and Distribution Centre submitted by Auckland Airport also took home Excellence awards in the Industrial and Commercial categories.
“Beca is proud to have supported Foodstuffs North Island (FSNI) with tenancy advice and design of communications, security, audio-visual and specialist lighting systems. This project has been a substantial milestone, moving FSNI from their previous location at Roma Road Mt Roskill to their new long-term home in the Auckland Airport precinct. It’s pleasing to see the quality and uniqueness of the development recognised by the property industry,” confirms Beca Project Director Lindon Jackson.
Over the years, we’ve helped deliver many award-winning projects for the University of Auckland, and this year was no exception, with the Waiparuru Hall awarded Excellence in the Residential category and Park West, also Excellence for Education Buildings.
Merit winners on the night where Beca was part of the project team included:
- SkyCity VIP Gaming
- Te Hono – New Plymouth Airport Terminal
- Callaghan Innovation Measurement Standards Lab
- Christchurch Hospital Waipapa
- Westhaven Promenade Stage 2.
We’re thrilled for our clients, the recognition these awards bestow on their developments, and the contributions our team have made to these projects. Find out more about these and other winning projects here.