You are using an outdated browser version not supported by this website.
Click here to upgrade your browser

Student Rooms With a View

The sleek $20 million Selwyn Street student accommodation building, designed by Warren & Mahoney Architects, has recently opened in Tauranga as part of the University of Waikato campus. It was constructed by Foster Construction for developer Quintex Properties.

The four-storey complex offers self-catered living for 93 students, comprising 90 standard fully-furnished studio rooms, complete with ensuite bathrooms and mini fridges. Three larger studio rooms will accommodate students with accessibility needs. Each floor has shared social spaces that provide stunning views across the harbour and Mt Maunganui. Communal areas are located on the basement level with an attractive outdoor area for relaxation.

The structure was clad with Litecrete lightweight precast concrete panels. Rubber formliners were used to produce the 20mm deep diagonal rebates to each of the two-storey high panels; two quadrants have with a natural concrete finish and two have a white Ecotone Coatings concrete stain.

The use of Litecrete cladding reduced the deadload on the façade by 103 tonnes compared to using conventional precast panels. Being 40% lighter than conventional precast, typical Litecrete cladding installations realise 30% structural steel savings in being able to use smaller steel members.

View more information on Litecrete, including contact details.
comments powered by Disqus
July 2022 EBOSSNOW Case Studies

News from Litecrete

Precast for 276-Apartment Residential Development
Student Rooms With a View
Litecrete Used for Contemporary Remuera Home
Get a free weekly digest of essential news

New and updated architectural products, design solutions, inspiration, technical advice and more when you sign up for EBOSS.