With the support of Tauranga City Council, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council and TECT funding, the University of Waikato are leading the Tertiary Education Partnership to establish a university campus in the Tauranga city centre. The University of Waikato engaged Veros in a property advisory and project management capacity to assist with the project setup of the campus. Veros was also retained in a property advisory capacity to support early investment decisions and future proofing of the campus.
With funding approved and a site identified, the University of Waikato turned to Veros to assist them in setting up the procurement and project team for the Tauranga city centre campus building. Veros prepared and managed the request for proposals to seek an international design team for the project.
With the design completed and approved in early 2017, the project is now under construction. Students are expected to be on campus in the new facility in 2019, bringing about a significant change for the Tauranga city centre.
Deputy Senior Vice-Chancellor Alistair Jones said “The Tauranga CBD tertiary campus is a significant and exciting investment that will enhance education and research for the Bay. We are proud to lead this development on behalf of the Tertiary Education Partnership. It is an integral part of creating a tertiary precinct in the heart of Tauranga city through strong connections to Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology’s Bongard Centre and the proposed student accommodation complex.”