B405 Faculty of Engineering - University of Auckland
B405 Faculty of Engineering - University of Auckland

B405 Faculting of Engineering

ClientUniversity of Auckland
LocationSymonds Street, Auckland
SectorTertiary Education
Value$150m plus
Area30,000 m2 GFA, 20,000 m2 of Useable Floor Area (UFA)
CompletionLate 2019

Project Description

An 11-level redevelopment for the University of Auckland on their City Campus site for the Faculty of Engineering. The Engineering building will provide accommodation for undergraduate student learning facilities and research facilities.

The new facility will transform the UoA City Campus Engineering facility, providing new undergrad teaching labs, two 250 seat lecture theatres and generous student facilities in line with the UoA’s sticky campus requirements. The addition of a new atrium to the north greatly enhances campus connections and accessibility. The upper levels comprise of purpose-built research facilities, offices and PGR space.

Precon’s Role

Precon led a review of a previously completed concept which had envisaged a repurposing of the original structure. Careful consideration and analyse of cost and programme attributes resulted in an abandonment of the earlier concept, and the adoption of a new proposal delivering a new structure with greater flexibility for a comparatively similar overall cost and programme. We were responsible for the User Group, design and consenting phases and the procurement of the main contractor and key structural and envelope subs having agreed design principles, building systems, provided buildability advice and development programming services.