Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards 2012

Restoration of Historic Art Gallery Epitomises Excellence

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki has cemented its place as the country's top commercial property development for 2012, receiving highest honours at the annual Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards.

2012 AWARD WINNERS

Rider Levett Bucknall Supreme Award

  • Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki (Regional Facilities Auckland), Auckland

ARROW INTERNATIONAL MULTI-UNIT PROPERTY AWARD
Merit:

  • The Peak (Aurecon), Wellington

AUCKLAND COUNCIL SPECIAL PURPOSE PROPERTY AWARD
Excellence Best in Category:

  • North Shore Hospital - Lakeview Extension (Klein Architects), Auckland

Merit:

  • Manurewa Police Station (RDT Pacific / GHD & Creative Spaces), Auckland
  • Mt Roskill Community Library & Fickling Convention Centre Auckland (Auckland Council and Strachan Group Architects)
  • Viaduct Events Centre (Beca Project Management and Moller Architects), Auckland

COFFEY PROJECTS EDUCATION AND ARTS PROPERTY AWARD
Excellence Best in Category:

  • Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki (Regional Facilities Auckland), Auckland

Excellence:

  • BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ) Homai Campus (Hawkins Construction on Behalf of the Ministry of Education), Auckland

Merit :

  • Avondale College (Jasmax), Auckland
  • Massey High School Performing Arts Centre and Administration Block (Mainzeal Property and Construction), Auckland
  • University Hall (The University of Auckland), Auckland
  • University of Waikato Student Centre (AECOM New Zealand and Warren & Mahoney Architects), Hamilton
  • Papamoa College (Hawkins Construction on Behalf of the Ministry of Education), Mt Maunganui
  • Ko Awatea (Arrow International NZ), Auckland

HAWKINS CONSTRUCTION HERITAGE AND ADAPTIVE REUSES PROPERTY AWARD
Excellence Best in Category:

  • Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki (Regional Facilities Auckland), Auckland

Excellence:

  • Te Hononga - Christchurch Civic Building (Ngāi Tahu Property and Christchurch City Council), Christchurch
  • Rotorua Museum of Art and History (RDT Pacific), Rotorua
  • Xero House [John Chambers Building] (Willis Bond & Co), Wellington

HAYS COMMERCIAL OFFICE PROPERTY AWARD
Excellence
Best in Category:

  • Westpac on Takutai Square / Ernst & Young Building (Cooper and Company on behalf of Britomart East Company), Auckland

Excellence:

  • Te Hononga - Christchurch Civic Building (Ngāi Tahu Property and Christchurch City Council), Christchurch

Merit:

  • Excelsior House and Stanbeth House (Cooper and Company for Britomart Excelsior Stanbeth Company), Auckland
  • Solid Energy Building (Henshaw Goodman), Christchurch
  • Telecom Central (The Wellington Company), Wellington

HOLMES CONSULTING TOURISM AND LEISURE PROPERTY AWARD
Excellence Best in Category:

  • Novotel Auckland Airport (Tainui Auckland Airport Hotel), Auckland

Excellence:

  • SKYCITY Casino (Beca), Auckland
  • Forsyth Barr Stadium at University Plaza (Arrow International NZ), Dunedin

Merit:

  • The Cloud (Waterfront Auckland), Auckland
  • TECT Arena (RDT Pacific), Tauranga
  • Knoll Ridge Cafe, Mt Ruapehu (Stanley Construction, Waikato), Whakapapa

NATURAL HABITATS LANDSCAPES URBAN LAND DEVELOPMENTS PROPERTY AWARD
Excellence Best in Category:

  • Wynyard Quarter Stage 1 (Waterfront Auckland), Auckland


Merit:

  • Kensington Park (Kensington Park Holdings), Auckland

RCG RETAIL PROPERTY AWARD
Excellence
Best in Category:

  • Te AWA, The Base (Tainui Group Holdings), Hamilton

Merit:

  • SKYCITY Federal House / Grand Hotel (Beca), Auckland
  • Re:START (The Buchan Group and Leighs Construction), Christchurch

RESENE GREEN BUILDING PROPERTY AWARD
Excellence Best in Category:

  • Te Hononga - Christchurch Civic Building (Ngāi Tahu Property & Christchurch City Council), Christchurch

Merit:

  • Stephenson&Turner Wellington Design Studio (Stephenson&Turner New Zealand), Wellington

TRENDS INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY AWARD
Excellence Best in Category:

  • Dulux - Gracefield Site Redevelopment (Aurecon), Wellington

Merit:

  • Kmart Distribution Centre (Goodman Nominee (NZ)), Auckland

With a record number of properties to evaluate and a consistently high quality of entries over the last few years, a new 'Best in Category' award was introduced to recognise the most outstanding property among those awarded excellence in each category. The introduction of the new category was a better acknowledgement of the country's top property developments. View the full list of finalists HERE.

Chief Judge of the Property Industry Awards John Dunn said he was overwhelmed by the quality and quantity of properties entered this year. The selection put forward for judging demonstrates another year of very strong entries across all categories.

This year was Rider Levett Bucknall's 15th year as our principal sponsor of the awards. Our awards media partner was Trends Publishing International.