John Oscilowski – Principal - National Cost Management Discipline Lead
Cameron Dorward Principal – Project Management
Liv Theunissen – Assistant Project Manager
Beca Project Management have been engaged by Precinct Properties to manage their first two projects in the ‘Wynyard Quarter Innovation Precinct’ situated in Auckland’s rapidly expanding waterfront area. Our engagement extends from concept design to project completion including the integrated tenancy fitouts and includes the design, procurement and construction phases of the project. Our role involves providing the interface and leadership between the various design consultants and contractors engaged throughout the project timeframe. Beca has also been appointed as the Engineer to the Contract for the projects.
The first project due for completion is the redevelopment of an existing warehouse to provide a 3 level office space. Previously used by the marine industry this refurbished building will provide over 5,500m2 of general office space spread over the three levels. It is now referred to as the ‘Mason Bros’ building in reflection of the buildings history and initial use by an early Auckland engineering business.
The second project to be completed will see the development of a new six storey office building comprising over 9,100m2 of general office floor area and 3,400m2 of underground car parking spread over two basement levels. The scope of works also includes the demolition of redundant buildings situated on the site.
Both projects are being developed to a 5 Star Green Star ‘designed’ and ‘as-built’ rating and will comply with strict sustainability requirements required in the area.
Beca have been engaged in the development of the St Kilda new residential development for over 9 years, and our team is proud to bring a growing vibrant community to Cambridge. Advertised as “the return of the Kiwi dream,” the development is being delivered in five phases that will provide 270 homes, a community centre, a café, and retail space. Large section sizes and ample recreational space aim to create a unique, ‘bygone era’ living experience for the development’s residents. Beca are providing technical architectural and engineering advice for the project delivery. The site has required extensive earthworks, road, and drainage infrastructure. The residential houses have achieved a high level of sustainability with the inclusion of grey water recycling, rainwater harvesting, and solar energy.
Value of project – Circa $230m
Property Council New Zealand 2014 Best in Category Urban Design
Beca completed the redevelopment of the Tauranga Police Station, which is designed to support modern policing requirements. The Beca project management team led the consistent project management structure which supported the NZ Police in the delivery of this project whilst significant Police organisational change was in progress. Our team negotiated aspects such as site selection, business case, a temporary decant station and an archaeological site assessment during project delivery.
To deliver this complex and multi-faceted project we developed a collaborative approach with robust stakeholder and user-group consultation to optimise the value proposition of this new station for decades to come.
This project is recognised as a highly successful project by the Client, stakeholders and community and was a finalist in the 2014 Property Council NZ awards.
Value of project - $20m
2014 NZ Commercial Project Awards - Silver Award
2014 Property Council NZ Awards – Finalist
Beca Project and Cost Management were commissioned to manage the Transitional Cathedral project from concept to completion, providing an interface between internationally recognised Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, the rest of the design team, contractor and client.
Dubbed the ‘Cardboard Cathedral’ for its innovative use of new materials, the structure was created using one hundred 16 metre long cardboard core columns which have never before been used in a building of this scale.
Whilst of simple structure, the building has complex connections and required management to a very tight programme and budget.
As one of the first public buildings to be constructed following the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, huge support was received via materials and donations. The contract form was set up to allow volunteers and donations – over $1.2M in donations of time and materials were contributed.
Value of project – circa $6M
PMI – Project of the Year Property Council – Project of the Year
In 2014, Goodman Fielder embarked on a NZ$27M expansion at the Meadowfresh site in Christchurch, in order to increase the capacity of their UHT liquid milk plant. The expansion involved the installation of a new pasteurising, sterilising and palletising line and a new high-speed UHT filling line.
Beca were commissioned to provide master planning, design (architectural, building, and civil), building and resource consenting, geotech advice, technical specifications, process and building services, construction management and coordination of plant commissioning.
Our PM team worked to an extremely tight project schedule within an operational environment including demolition and construction, and procurement being in four separate contracts. This added to the coordination complexity of the project which was fast-tracked from the outset.
With a committed production date of October 2015, Beca successfully delivered the project on time and to budget, through the critical collaboration across Beca disciplines, the Client, building contractor and equipment vendors.