Foster Construction partnered with Quintex Properties in an ECI arrangement for this student accommodation development. The client engaged Fosters to provide early input into the design of the facility, to be located in close proximity to the University of Waikato’s Tauranga campus.
The building consists of one basement level and four levels of student accommodation. There are 94 rooms on offer and a separate onsite house for the facility manager.
Due to budget and site constraints, there were many challenges that needed to be overcome to bring the project to fruition. Design inputs included alternative structural frames, and envelope and flooring systems to reduce weight, increase GFA and eliminate the requirement for significant ground remediations.
Despite the challenges posed by site constraints and the impact of regional lockdowns, the accomplished team managed the project with great efficiency and the complex was delivered and completed at an exceptional standard.
Selwyn Street was a landmark project for Tauranga and a development Foster Construction and our team are extremely proud to have been a part of.