Value Awards







COMMERCIAL PROJECT UNDER $2 MILLION

Entrant

Humphries Construction

Property

Blacksheepdesign, Palmerston North

Owned by

Two Boys Ltd

Judges’ comments

A totally disciplined approach to expenditure, reviewing every item for value and reusing materials wherever possible saw the project team achieve amazing value for money, without ever compromising the overall design, or quality of work.

Overall, a space of no more than 200 square metres has been developed into an imaginative and flexible studio offering an open plan area, as well as 5 x creative spaces. Importantly, it has produced the skeleton for a sense of fun, making it an enjoyable and fulfilling place to work.

A fitting winner for the category.







COMMERCIAL PROJECT $2 MILLION - $5 MILLION

Entrant

Amalgamated Builders (2001) Ltd

Property

The Rippon Hall, Rippon Vineyard, Wanaka.

Property Partners

Rafe Maclean Architects Limited (Architect/Designer)
Wilton Joubert Ltd (Engineer)
Flanders Marlow Ltd (Quantity Surveyor)

Owned by

Rippon Vineyard and Winery

Judges’ comments

The Rippon Hall has a wonderful timeless quality, reflecting the close relationship with its site and strong references to traditional French vineyard buildings. Massive timber cruck trusses give the feeling of a medieval English tithe barn to the serene interiors.

Despite the traditional aspects, the construction team worked well beyond their previous experience, with multi-storey rammed earth walls being a particular challenge.






ALLIED CONCRETE COMMERCIAL PROJECT $5 MILLION - $15 MILLION

Entrant

Field & Hall Ltd

Property

Scots College – Creative and Performing Arts Centre, Wellington

Property Partners

Athfield Architects Limited (Architect/Designer)
Michael Stretton (Engineer)
Impact Project Management (Project Manager)
Clendon Burns & Park (Engineer)
Rider Levett Bucknall (Quantity Surveyor)

Owned by

Scots College

Judges’ comments

When a project team – client, consultants and builder – goes from one job to the next, eager to work together once again, it speaks volumes for the respect and trust that has built up. Scots College has such a team, and the results are impressive.

Three floors of purpose-built creative teaching, rehearsal and performance spaces located on the doorstep of one of the world’s most innovative centres of creativity, Scots aim is to be the go-to school for boys with creative minds and their own big dreams for the future.
 







COMMERCIAL PROJECT OVER $15 MILLION

Entrant

Hawkins Construction South Island Ltd

Property

Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

Owned by

Dunedin City Council

Judges’ comments

From the unique snow melt valves in the translucent ETFE plastic roof to the indoor natural grass pitch beneath this was a project of firsts.

1,370,000 man hours; more staff working at spatial height than ever before in NZ and a mixture of new recruits and relocated staff demanded comprehensive team building and systems training to create a high performing team.

It only succeeded through meticulous planning allied with a creative approach that saw the team continually searching for ways to “do it smarter”.