The Māori King (Kiingi Tuheitia) officially blessed the opening of the striking new 10,000m2 office precinct located in the heart of Hamilton. The offices will bring together an 850-strong ACC workforce from across the region into one central campus.
On 22nd April 2023, the Māori King (Kiingi Tuheitia) officially blessed the opening of the striking new 10,000m2 GFA office precinct located in the heart of Hamilton. The opening celebrates Tainui Group Holdings’ (TGH) delivery of a new home for ACC, officially named “Amohia Ake” which means “the wellbeing of the people is paramount.”
The landmark facility is configured in three distinctive pavilions and brings together an 850-strong ACC workforce from across the region into one central campus to enable better teamwork and servicing of their customers.
Beca’s engineering design utilises cutting-edge technology to deliver on resilient seismic performance and sustainability outcomes. The steel framed building is equipped with buckling restrained braces (BRBs) and optimised sliding hinge joints (OSHJs) to dissipate seismic energy, as well as B-Tune, our advanced building tuning technology, to monitor the building’s energy consumption and carbon performance.
We have provided all engineering services to the project including resource consent planning, geotechnical, civil, traffic, structural, building services, fire engineering and sustainable building services.
It has been inspiring helping TGH realise their vision to deliver a project that meets significant social, environmental and economic benefits for the city of Hamilton and Waikato Tainui Iwi, as well as for ACC, its staff and customers around New Zealand.
Our team says…
The opening by Kiingi Tuheitia is a powerful affirmation of the significance this building holds for local iwi and wider community. This project also exemplifies our commitment to sustainable development.
Technical Director Building Services
Our client says...
Waikato-Tainui has proudly developed this whare as a long-term home for the hard-working kaimahi of ACC in a way that benefits ACC, Hamilton, our wider region and Waikato-Tainui itself.
Chair of Te Whakakitenga o Waikato, the Waikato-Tainui Parliament