The Sir Neil Walters (SNW) extension and renovation at Massey’s Albany, Auckland Campus, is a completed development to meet the growth in student numbers.
The works extend the footprint of the Sir Neil Waters Building from a previous floor size of 2484m2 to 4373m2. The extension provides additional teaching spaces on the first floor and work space to accommodate 79 staff and postgraduate students on the second floor.
The lower floor (Level 2) is dedicated to teaching and undergraduate student use. There are six new teaching spaces of varying size.
The new rooms encourage active learning experiences for students, including a series of 8 small break out rooms on the lower level. The large existing SNW Foyer and a new wide north-south corridor provide circulation and gathering spaces for students between classes.
Massey put out a tender to pre-approved panelists for learning space solutions for the SNW project. Europlan responded to the tender request with a comprehensive proposal and was successful in winning the Learning Spaces Tender for the SNW project with Massey.
The project needs are still evolving, and we are continuing to work with Massey’s project teams to ensure the space performs well now and into the future.