Beca celebrates nine awards for excellence in the built environment

On Friday 12 June we were delighted to celebrate nine award wins at the 2015 Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards. More than 1300 people from around New Zealand attended the prestigious awards which recognised excellence in the built environment. Amongst the many accolades was Wellington's Clyde Quay Wharf which, which received the coveted Supreme Award.

Over 92 award submissions were made by some of the country's finest property developers. Entries were judged on economic and financial factors, project vision and innovation, design and construction, owner and user satisfaction, and sustainability and efficiency of operation.

We are proud to have been involved in the following award-winning projects:

Clyde Quay Wharf – Rider Levett Bucknall Supreme Award and Arrow International Multi-Unit Residential Property Award (Best in Category). Located on one of the most spectacular sites in Wellington, Clyde Quay Wharf delivers a balanced mix of premium apartments and commercial spaces. Judges say, "A design, engineering and construction masterpiece, this development is a fantastic enhancement to Wellington's waterfront."

Royal New Zealand Defence Force Base Ohakea Air Movements Terminal – Warren and Mahoney Special Purpose Property Award (Merit). Designed to process both passengers and air cargo for international and domestic flights simultaneously, the Air Movements Terminal provides the New Zealand Defence Force with the flexibility to process up to 250 passengers more efficiently, safely and in accordance with border control requirements.

Whakatane Hospital – Warren and Mahoney Special Purpose Property Award (Merit). Driven by a need to improve the provision of healthcare services for the Eastern Bay of Plenty, the Whakatane Hospital redevelopment called for a building that would suit the regional setting, while meeting the key requirements of a modern hospital.

BATS Theatre – Hawkins Heritage and Adaptive Reuses Property Award (Merit) and Holmes Consulting Group Tourism and Leisure Property Award (Merit). A much-loved feature within the Wellington community, BATS Theatre was originally built in 1923 and has been home to BATS as an iconic theatre venue. The refurbishment saw the building totally transformed, strengthened and refitted with efficient building systems and the heritage listed fa├žade reinstated to its original glory.

The University of Auckland Engineering Building Newmarket Campus – Coffey Education and Arts Property Award (Excellence) and Hawkins Heritage and Adaptive Reuses Property Award (Merit). The University of Auckland's new Engineering Building is a centre for world-class research. The design incorporates a number of sustainable, energy-saving initiatives including occupancy sensors, maximising the use of natural light and aquifer water for cooling systems.

Auckland South Corrections Facility – Warren and Mahoney Special Purpose Property Award (Merit). Built to accommodate 960 prisoners, this state-of-the-art men's correctional facility rehabilitates, educates and up-skills prisoners to reduce re-offending. Robust and secure building services were required to meet strict prison-rated criteria.

Visit the Property Council New Zealand website or more information on the awards or for a full list of winners.

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