Wakefield St Auckland

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The Mixed-Use Development in Auckland, New Zealand contains 697 self-catered student apartments across two towers. Built by Icon for Cedar Pacific, Unilodge.

Located in Auckland CBD, on the corner of Mayoral Drive and Wakefield Street, the site is strategically positioned at the centre of the AUT City Campus. Bathroom Pods were selected for this project to deliver a streamlined construction alternative to traditional onsite bathroom trades.

Watch Pod installation video below:

Cedar Pacific, an international student accommodation investor with sites in Australia and New Zealand has worked closely with Interpod to ensure a streamlined outcome for all parties.

Bathroom Pods are manufactured in Interpod’s facility in New South Wales, Australia, and shipped across the Tasman Sea, where they find their home in Auckland, New Zealand.

The AUT Podium will comprise a ground level fitness centre, basketball court and retail spaces. A mezzanine level will provide further fitness spaces and another retail space. The remaining podium space, from level 3 – 5 will be dedicated AUT space where a health and wellness centre is proposed along with administration facilities and other key student core services. Overall, the development will provide a superb integrated facility providing a range of services to students at AUT.

The first installation of bathroom pods took place onsite mid-February.

Construction is due to complete at the end of 2020 with the facility ready for students in the first semester of 2021.

CHALLENGES:

Situated internationally, Cedar Pacific needed to partner with a company proficient in designing bathrooms for the Student Accommodation sector. Interpod's extensive experience in this industry gave Cedar Pacific certainty that a streamlined project would be delivered.

SOLUTION:

Interpod's vast experience in Bathroom Pods for the Student Accommodation sector in Australia & New Zealand provided certainty for the pod design and full delivery scope. 

RESULT:

697 purpose-built Student Accommodation bathroom pods delivered & installed