Rototuna Junior and Senior High Schools2017-08-22T02:25:12+12:00
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Rototuna Junior and Senior High Schools

Sector: Education


Client: Ministry of Education


Dates: October 2013 – April 2016


Project Location: Hamliton


Frequency Role: Project Manager


Rototuna Junior and Senior High Schools will provide education for 2,000 Year 7 – 13 students in a campus environment located in Rototuna, Hamilton. The schools are being delivered in sequence with the Junior High which opened in Term 1, 2016 and the Senior High to follow in Term 1, 2017.

When completed, the two schools will encompass 18,936m² of buildings in addition to outdoor learning areas and external works which will include hard & soft landscaping and car parks. It is also required to achieve a 5 star built rating from NZ Green Building Council.

The campus has been master planned to accommodate up to 2,500 students and allow for potential shared use facilities with the public within the library, gymnasium and theatre spaces.

This project has a budget of $75m and was originally to be traditionally procured, however, due to time constraints is now being procured under a design and build model based on a specimen design with a guaranteed maximum price (GMP).

Frequency has been engaged to provide full project management services acting as an Engineers Representative and fulfilling the design management and construction management roles from consultant engagement through to project close out.

Key Challenges:

  • Brief Compliance – The project was competitively tendered with a specimen design which was to be developed by the contractor in accordance with the wider Ministry property toolbox. Frequency ensured that adequate review milestones were incorporated into the contract and undertook the design reviews to ensure that the finalised design was in accordance with these requirements.
  • Stakeholder Management – A comprehensive stakeholder management plan was developed to ensure engagement of the wide variety of stakeholders with interests in the project outcome. These stakeholders included the EBOT, Regional Ministry, Hamilton City Council, NZTA, local iwi and the land vendor.