Haere-roa – University of Canterbury Students’ Association Building

The multi-purpose bespoke IL3 University of Canterbury Students’ Association (UCSA) facility accommodates a modern and adaptable space, comprising of the 1000-person Ngaio Marsh Performance Theatre, lecture facility, function centre, social and media rooms, club spaces, food and beverage offerings and the UCSA offices. The surrounding building is landscaped and designed purposely with outdoor facilities to accommodate events and functions including external kitchen, staging area and amphitheatre.

RCP was engaged at the developed design stage and was responsible for providing design, health and safety, programming and risk management, and developing the staged consent and procurement strategy. This was while also concurrently undertaking the demolition management of the existing building and separate enabling works package, and the following main contract administration services.

The demolition and construction were delivered amongst a live student campus environment, with a new home now created for the University of Canterbury students.




Photography Credit – Sarah Rowlands