Winning the first New Zealand PPP project was a key highlight of this project. The ASC Architects / Hawkins Construction team were commissioned to design, construct and manage for 25 years, two schools with a combined student population of 1,600 students. This project was won in competition against local and international consortia which puts into perspective the magnitude of this achievement.
Both Primary and Secondary schools are significantly different to any other New Zealand school in terms of construction quality, building performance and also in terms of their effectiveness as twenty first century learning environments.
Both schools achieve five star Greenstar built rating, however the quality of the building skin and internal environment of these schools is far above the standard of any school previously built in New Zealand.
The primary school opened at the beginning of the 2013 school year and the secondary school a year later.
The total value of these two projects is in the vicinity of $100 million. This is perhaps the most significant single Ministry of Education project ever.