New campus for Te Wananga o Aotearoa on horizon

Posted By CBC / 23 February 2015 / News / No Comments

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Earthworks recently began on a multi-million dollar campus being developed for education providers Te Wananga o Aotearoa in Tauranga.

CBC Construction director, Drew Beekie, is part of the development team and says they began working on the project in July last year.

“Seeing the first physical signs of construction is a significant step for anyone involved in the building process. There’s been a lot of background planning and design work done to date, so when the heavy machinery arrives and starts prepping the ground for concrete foundations, it can provide a real sense of achievement,” he says.

The 2000m2 building is being constructed at 17th Avenue Business Park alongside CBC Construction and Classic Builders head offices, Footsteps Education offices and a 200-plus carpark being built for Tauranga Hospital.

“This $3.6M project build consists of a single and double story structure with staff facilities, workshop, five classrooms, two computer rooms, and a room for Raranga, traditional Maori weaving,” says Mr Beekie. “When it is completed and students are attending, we will have a lively business hub here.”

The architect is Wingate and Farquhar, architects and interior designers, based in Auckland. The project is due to be completed by November this year.

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