AE Smith has been contracted by Dominion Constructors Ltd to provide mechanical services for the University of Auckland’s Waiparuru Hall project — as part of the broader Whitaker Place student accommodation campus development. AE Smith will install heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems throughout the lodging and common areas – dining hall, study, kitchen, recreational and administrative. Much of the customised prefabrication will be performed off-site to reduce labour disruption and hours, as well as risk onsite.
The Waiparuru Hall project will provide accommodation and social spaces for more than 786 students. This will be the largest student living project in New Zealand. The two towers (12- and 14-story buildings) will become an important addition to Auckland’s urban skyline, carefully designed to foster a learning environment and integrate with the CBD edge.