LAW AND MANAGEMENT BUILDING CONSTRUCTION UPDATES
The University of Waikato is embarking on another major capital works project, a new building on Hillcrest Road to house Faculty of Law and Faculty of Management staff.
The Law-Management Building is looking good with the first part of the new building being completed and blessed at a ceremony on 14 December. These areas include the new computer labs at the lowest level, which will replace those in MS6. At level 1 is a foyer area where students can relax, along with the new accommodation for the Management Students Centre, teaching rooms for Corporate and Executive Education, a new fully equipped moot court and various spaces for socialising and meetings.
At street level there is a new entrance for Waikato Management School, an imposing structure to replace the subdued former entry, and a grassed area that doubles as a roof, disguising the building and providing a welcome green space between the two large buildings on either side.
There are links from the current MSB building at three points – on level 0 in between the computer labs, on level 1 leading off the main foyer and near the lower entrance to PwC lecture theatre, and another link on level 1 near the rooms formerly used for Corporate and Executive Education classes.
The furniture for the various rooms is currently being delivered and installed, as are the various teaching and audio-visual aids. The building will be ready in early 2016 for staff and students to occupy the spaces and bring it all to life.
L-M Building Update
Our intrepid photographer went up in the crane and took the pictures below.
L-M Building Update
Work on the Law and Management Building is progressing well and is now over half-way through. There are a number of large precast concrete elements that have been installed with more to follow. The sizes of the various spaces are now becoming more apparent and it is evident that the views eastward from the new building are going to be stunning, especially from the upper floors of the Law office area.
Work is back underway after the Christmas break on the Law Management Building site. This photo shows the steel going in for the law building tower block. Up to 45 people are working on the site, and the build is expected to be completed at the end of this year.
WMS Parking Update
Construction to commence Monday 7 April, Gate 7 to be closed
27 March 2014
Fletcher Construction, which has been awarded the contract to build the Law Management building, will be moving onto the campus to begin siteworks on Monday 7 April. At this time, Gate 7 will be closed to vehicles and the top two tiers of the WMS carpark (the construction site) will be fenced off.
From 7 April, staff vehicle access to the Gate 7 (Management School) carpark will be via Gate 10 (off Silverdale Road). .
Visitors to the Management School can still park in a limited number of visitor parks off Hillcrest Road. Alternative short-term parking is available inside Gate 5.
For more information about changes to staff or student parking, contact Security Manager, Ray Hayward at email@example.com.