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Friday, November 27, 2020

Westpac Tauranga Business Awards to go ahead in 2020

The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards celebration will be returning this year – with a twist and a few changes reflecting the impact...

Premier local Bay artists are recognised

The winners of Tauranga’s premier art award, have been announced, with the 2020 Miles Supreme Award going to local artist Israel Randell for her...

EASTPACK WINS BIG – Kiwifruit company takes out coveted Tauranga business...

Major New Zealand post-harvest operator EastPack had a productive night at the recent Westpac Tauranga Business Awards 2019. The company picked up four awards in...

WAVE puts back into the community

Leading Bay of Plenty agency WAVE Creative Communications Agency was recognised for its commitment to the community with the Corporate Sponsorship Award at the...
Search... AboutAdvertising enquiresDesign specsContactFacebook Bay of Plenty Business News HOMENEWSREGULAR COLUMNS BBN MONTHLY POLLSUBSCRIBEBUSINESS EVENTS Multiple award-winning new Tauranga campus. All photos/Courtesy of Property Council BOP Multiple award-winning new Tauranga campus. All photos/Courtesy of Property Council BOP New Tauranga campus scores big wins at property people awards 0 BY DAVID PORTER ON OCTOBER 22, 2019AWARDS The University of Waikato’s new Tauranga Campus won the Bank of New Zealand Supreme Excellence Award at the second annual Bay of Plenty Property People Awards And that was just one of three titles awarded to the $55 million Campus, which opened earlier this year. The facility also won the Sharp Tudhope Lawyers Urban Design and Architectural Award and the Greenstone Group Best Team Award. After two decades of community lobbying and fundraising, the 8400sqm state-of-the-art multi-purpose teaching and research facility, now accommodates 1000 students and staff, with multi-purpose spaces for the local community. BNZ’s Graeme Geurtz presents the supreme award to University of Waikato’s Alister Jones BNZ’s Graeme Geurtz presents the supreme award to University of Waikato’s Alister Jones Judges cited the complexity of stakeholder engagement and the well-executed project team, including 55 subcontractors. “This project truly exceeded expectations – Greenstone Group, Rider Levett Bucknall, Jasmax, Beca, Hawkins and the broader team, have delivered an exemplary building,” the judges said. “The result is a beautiful, well-crafted campus, that has enormous benefits for the community.” Greenstone Group BOP regional director Darryl Fox told Bay of Plenty Business News he believed the project had picked up the three awards for several reasons. These included the collaboration of all the parties to overcome some significant challenges of what was already a challenging project. “The vision was set in the first six months of the project and the risks around this vision were closely monitored and managed, allowing the completion of a very successful project well within the time and on budget,” said Fox. “Then there was the commitment of each and every one of the project team to deliver the best possible outcome for the project. All members went the extra mile to ensure the right outcome was achieved.” We were impressed from day one that this was a community vision… It’s been a very good showcase project in that sense – Neil Martin Neil Martin, a principal at Jasmax, told Bay of Plenty Business News that a key takeaway from the project for the architects was the involvement from the beginning of all stakeholders, including mana whenua. “That brought a whole spirit to the project, which we think we tapped into successfully and helped inspire the building that’s there.” That was capped off by the artwork in the atrium and outside the building. “The Tauranga community has set a great example in the realisation of this project,” he said. “We were impressed from day one that this was a community vision, basically generated by a combination of the tertiary sector, the business community and council, etc. It’s been a very good showcase project in that sense.” Neil Martin, from Jasmax, accepts the Urban Design and Architectural award from Sharp Tudhope’s Hamish Murray. Recognising excellence The awards recognise excellence in people in property, and are open to Property Council members and non-members in the Bay of Plenty region (including Tauranga, Whakatane, Rotorua, Taupo). This year, 27 nominations were received across eight categories, with more than 250 people attending the awards dinner. Property Council Bay of Plenty Branch president Brooke Courtney said the high calibre of nominations meant the judging panel had a difficult task. “But it’s fantastic to see the region proudly showcasing their achievements which all contribute to the community,” she said. The project team behind the innovative The Kollective co-working space for not-for-profits in 17th Avenue’s Historic Village won the The Bayleys Judges’ Choice Award. (see story here). Michele Wacker, Principal at Crowther and Company, took home the Colliers International Women in Property Award. (see story here) Bringing together multiple stakeholders and sources of funding, the team had delivered a beautiful, well-crafted project that has enormous benefits for the community, students and the University. – The Judges The Carrus Outstanding Leadership Award went to Alasdair Christie of Sharp Tudhope Lawyers. (see story here) The Harrison Grierson Young Achiever of the Year Award went to Ryan Ainsworth, a senior project manager in Beca’s project strategy and delivery team. (see story on here). And the Hawkins Long Service Award went to Denis McMahon, director and founder of Property Managers Group (PMG.) (see story here). Property Council Bay of Plenty Bank of New Zealand Supreme Excellence Award – University of Waikato Tauranga Campus Judges said the supreme winner was a project that truly exceeded the client’s expectations. Greenstone Group, Rider Levett Bucknall, Jasmax, Beca and Hawkins had delivered an exemplary building, they said. “Bringing together multiple stakeholders and sources of funding, the team had delivered a beautiful, well-crafted project that has enormous benefits for the community, students and the University.” The judges cited the project’s long gestination history, complexity of design and stakeholder engagement, leadership to the architectural fraternity in the BOP and architectural leadership that had been given to the city. “This is an architectural piece that the city can be proud of and this shows the way forward. There was a very significant level of stakeholder engagement and well executed project team.” University of Waikato’s Alister Jones acknowledges campus award. University of Waikato’s Alister Jones acknowledges campus award. Sharp Tudhope Lawyers Urban Design award – University of Waikato Tauranga Campus In taking home the Urban Design Award, judge’s noted that the campus was the first of its kind in New Zealand. It had come about through two decades of community lobbying and fundraising, bringing to fruition a 8400 sqm state-of-the-art multi-purpose teaching and research facility. “Showcasing the very best of urban design that connects the community, the $55 millon facility is more than a building, it is a sign of the area’s transformation,” the judges said. Delivered on time, on budget and to an impeccable standard, the project is a testament to the talented team behind the scenes. – The Judges The judges congratulated key stakeholders including The University of Waikato, Te Wananga o Awanuiarangi, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Tauranga City Council, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, TECT and submitters and architects Jasmax The project was outstanding for the CBD of Tauranga and for its wider influence, and contributed to the urban city on a multitude of levels, judges said. “It was an architectural standout from the other submissions – big and bold [with a]cultural element.” Greenstone Group Best Team Award – University of Waikato Tauranga Campus With a project team that included the University of Waikato, Greenstone Group, Jasmax, Rider Levett Bucknall, Beca and Hawkins the University of Waikato Tauranga Campus was a symbol of united vision, shared goals and exceptional management. judges said. The project was supported by 14 separate areas across the University, local artists, the University’s tikanga advisory group, four separate contractors and more than 55 subcontractors, “Delivered on time, on budget and to an impeccable standard, the project is a testament to the talented team behind the scenes,” the judges said. “The amount of stakeholders that had to be pleased was immense and well done. There were as many internal stakeholders as external so [it was a]political process.” Greenstone Group undertook the project management services for the project. Fox said one of the key challenges was managing the expectations of the more than 60 stakeholder entities, which was identified as a key risk to be considered when scoping the project. Additionally there were clear requirements from regional funders for an iconic building. Iwi engagement The University was committed to engagement with iwi and hapu to ensure that they were a key part of the design of the campus. The team established a Tauranga Moana Iwi Advisory Group who nominated Ngai Tamarāwaho to work with the design team. The University took the design team to Huia marae as part of the process of understanding the cultural context of the land in the CBD, hapu, iwi history. This also enabled Jasmax to incorporate key elements into the design of the building and the materials used to create it. Another key risk identified early was the then overheated marketplace, which was overcome by a series of actions throughout the project. The result is a beautiful, well-crafted campus, that has enormous benefits for the community. – The Judges Fox said the awards were a reflection of a team-based collaborative approach on delivering a regionally iconic building. “Greenstone Group are incredibly proud to have played a key role in delivering the campus,” he said. “The campus will surely play out an important role for the city and region in the years to come. We are extremely fortunately to be able to have a view of the Campus building from our office and it provides us with a constant reminder of our involvement and achievement with this great project.” SHARE.Twitter Facebook Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr Email ABOUT AUTHOR David Porter DAVID PORTER RELATED POSTS The EastPack team celebrates its top award. All Photos supplied by Salina Galvan Photography. EASTPACK WINS BIG – Kiwifruit company takes out coveted Tauranga business award BY DAVID PORTERNOVEMBER 22, 2019 Glenn Dougal accepts the Corporate Sponsorship Award on behalf of WAVE. WAVE puts back into the community BY BAY OF PLENTY BUSINESS NEWSNOVEMBER 22, 2019 The Kollective: Transforming landscape. Photo/ Simon Devitt. Bayleys Judges’ Choice Award – The Kollective Project Team BY DAVID PORTEROCTOBER 22, 2019 Comments are closed. VIEW THE BBN E-EDITION HERE ARCHIVES Archives CATEGORIES Categories © 2016 Bay of Plenty Business News. All rights reserved. Multiple award-winning new Tauranga campus. All photos/Courtesy of Property Council BOP

New Tauranga campus scores big wins at property people awards

The University of Waikato’s new Tauranga Campus won the Bank of New Zealand Supreme Excellence Award at the second annual Bay of Plenty Property...

Bayleys Judges’ Choice Award – The Kollective Project Team

The judges described The Kollective, New Zealand’s largest co-working space for not-for-profit organisations, as a project that had been a good initiative, creating a...

Carrus Outstanding Leadership Award – Alasdair Christie, Sharp Tudhope Lawyers

Sharp Tudhope Lawyers’ Alasdair Christie took out the Carrus Outstanding Leadership Award. Christie has been a property lawyer in Tauranga for more than 35 years...
Search... AboutAdvertising enquiresDesign specsContactFacebook Bay of Plenty Business News HOMENEWSREGULAR COLUMNS BBN MONTHLY POLLSUBSCRIBEBUSINESS EVENTS Beca’s Ryan Ainsworth with Bradley Cooper of Harrison Grierson Beca’s Ryan Ainsworth with Bradley Cooper of Harrison Grierson Harrison Grierson Young Achiever Award – Ryan Ainsworth, Beca 0 BY DAVID PORTER ON OCTOBER 22, 2019AWARDS Beca’s Ryan Ainsworth picked up the Harrison Grierson Young Achiever Award. The senior project manager in Beca’s project strategy and delivery team based in Tauranga. Ainsworth has project managed several of Beca’s largest projects in recent years, including the Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) Tertiary Campus & Transport Interchange and the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC). The judges commended Ainsworth’s future thinking and contribution to the industry. “Ryan has heavily been involved in two very big challenging projects and delivered excellence,” they said, noting he was someone to watch. The two major projects had seen Ainsworth overcome many challenges, with the client noting his exceptional relationship management skills, superb communication and organisational abilities as well as his drive to achieve the very best outcome, the judges said. “Passionate about the industry, Ryan is a quiet achiever who makes a big impact with little fuss and a worthy recipient of this award.” SHARE.Twitter Facebook Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr Email ABOUT AUTHOR David Porter DAVID PORTER RELATED POSTS The EastPack team celebrates its top award. All Photos supplied by Salina Galvan Photography. EASTPACK WINS BIG – Kiwifruit company takes out coveted Tauranga business award BY DAVID PORTERNOVEMBER 22, 2019 Glenn Dougal accepts the Corporate Sponsorship Award on behalf of WAVE. WAVE puts back into the community BY BAY OF PLENTY BUSINESS NEWSNOVEMBER 22, 2019 Multiple award-winning new Tauranga campus. All photos/Courtesy of Property Council BOP New Tauranga campus scores big wins at property people awards BY DAVID PORTEROCTOBER 22, 2019 Comments are closed. VIEW THE BBN E-EDITION HERE ARCHIVES Archives CATEGORIES Categories © 2016 Bay of Plenty Business News. All rights reserved. Beca’s Ryan Ainsworth with Bradley Cooper of Harrison Grierson

Harrison Grierson Young Achiever Award – Ryan Ainsworth, Beca

Beca’s Ryan Ainsworth picked up the Harrison Grierson Young Achiever Award. The senior project manager in Beca’s project strategy and delivery team based in...
Crowther and Co’s Michele Wacker.

Colliers International Women in Property Award – Michele Wacker, Crowther and...

Michele Wacker was described by the judges as a woman with a passion for the Bay of Plenty property and construction industry. The principal of...
Hawkins’ Peter McCawe with PMG founder Denis McMahon

Hawkins’ Long Service Award – Denis McMahon, Property Managers Group

Denis McMahon is the founder of Property Managers Group (PMG), which he still serves as chairman and a non-executive director. His commitment to the Bay...
RRotorua Business Awards

DCA wins top Rotorua Business Award

The annual Westpac Rotorua Business Awards drew the usual large and enthusiastic crowd to see the best of local business take out results in...

Tauranga insurance firm scores win at national awards

The team at Tauranga’s O’Connor Warren Insurance brokers won the Small-Medium Broking Company of the Year award and was runner up in the Young...

Event company makes an impression at the Rotorua Awards

Event Impressions didn’t just help plan and organise this year’s Westpac Rotorua Business Awards – they also took out both the overall Supreme Award...

BECA people recognised

BECA’s BOP branch won awards for staff at both the emerging and experienced level in the inaugural Property People Awards. Planner Christine Ralph won the...

Te Puke’s 12th Annual Business Excellence Awards build enthusiasm

For a small community of 17,000 people across Te Puke – which ranges from the Papamoa Hills to Otamarakau – the enthusiasm never wavers...