2023 Property Industry Awards names inventive student accommodation winner of the Multi-Unit Residential Property Award

Auckland, 23 June 2023: Carlaw Park Student Village Stage 3 submitted by Haydn & Rollett, Reidy & Co. and Ergon Properties won the Templeton Group Multi-Unit Residential Property Award at tonight’s Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards.

The latest offering by the University of Auckland, Carlaw Park Student Village Stage 3 offers village-style accommodation that encourages a strong sense of community featuring communal lounges, study spaces and amenities for all students.

Opening in 2023 following the success of Stages 1 and 2 which have been in operation since 2014, the new halls of residence in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland provide 907-bedroom student accommodation.

Artfully designed, a fully enclosed courtyard provides a social area for student gatherings away from the busy city setting and exterior apartments benefit from quality views of the Domain, the Port and University cityscape. The Carlaw Student Village is a direct response to the shortage of good-quality residential rental accommodation in close proximity to the University of Auckland.

On the exterior, precast concrete cladding and contrasting surfaces such as faux weathered steel and white panels create a bold aesthetic. Students also had a say in the design, adding in elements such as cinema rooms, gaming areas, retail, communal kitchens, music rooms, e-bike storage and study spaces.

The Property Industry Awards, now in their 24th year, celebrate and showcase superior examples of iconic projects in property development and investment across a broad range of sectors and design disciplines, recognising outstanding projects, developments and refurbishments.

Property Council chief executive Leonie Freeman said, “From what was once the site of an old service station, this project makes clever and best use of the site, creating a home for thousands of future students.”

The development of the new accommodation infrastructure is an important step in helping to attract international students and retain domestic students as the global market for tertiary education goes through a reset following the pandemic.

And the success of the space was proven when bookings opened, and it was massively oversubscribed.  Last year, the university had 8,500 applications for around 4,500 beds. The addition of Village 3 brings it closer to its target of providing 7,500, about 16 per cent of its current student population.


Templeton Group Multi-Unit Residential Property Award
Excellence and Best in Category: Carlaw Park Student Village Stage 3
  • Submitted by Haydn & Rollett, Reidy & Co. and Ergon Properties
  • Owner: Ergon Properties
  • Developer: Haydn & Rollett Limited and Reidy & Co.
  • Construction/project manager: Haydn & Rollett Limited
  • Architect: Ashton Mitchell Limited
  • Service engineer: Electrical Consulting Services
  • Structural engineer: Mott MacDonald
  • Mechanical engineer: Thurston Consulting
  • Building enclosure engineer: Inhabit Group
  • Quantity surveyor: Barnes Beagley Doherr
  • Other consultants: Protech Design Limited, Fire Connect
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