Ministry of Education
NZIOB Award for Excellence 2010 (Projects over $50M in value)
Albany Senior High School is New Zealand’s first senior secondary school. It pushes the boundaries for innovation, teaching and learning environments as well as the built environment. The school is made up of a 20,000m² building, housing 3 levels of learning environments, a gymnasium complex, sports fields and hard courts, 2 levels of car parking and the restoration of an existing heritage building. It was built to the equivalent of Green-Star 4. A collaborative approach between Arrow, designers and the client was key to delivering the school to an accelerated programme.
Arrow worked closely with the Board of Trustees, Jasmax and other stakeholders to overcome the following challenges:
– Managing 34 separate approvals and resource consents, along with the coordination of 58 design consultants.
– Building to an accelerated time-frame that involved the buy-in from all consultants and contractors – $60M in 13 months.
– Major structural changes were required half way through the project to align with consent – this required clever detailing and methodology as well as a tight relationship with Jasmax.