A new university accommodation development at 28-38 Stanley Street has received resource consent.
The building will comprise of ten stories, feature a central courtyard and will be host to retail space at ground level. The development will be located beside the existing Carlaw Park Student Village, one of the university’s accommodation facilities for undergraduate and postgraduate students in their second year onwards.
According to architects Ashton Mitchell, the Stanley Street Development will house 203 apartments, with 903 bedrooms.
A spokesperson for the university confirmed the building will serve as a third section of Carlaw Park Student Village, and is planned to open in February 2023. The accommodation will be a self-catered residence, and will house returning undergraduate students as well as graduate students and older students who are not school leavers.
“It’s a 10-storey building designed around a central courtyard comprising recreation facilities (volleyball and petanque courts, table tennis tables), outdoor seating, decking, al fresco kitchen and barbecue facilities on recycled brick paving,” says university spokesperson Lisa Finucane. “The communal spaces around the perimeter of the courtyard will include a reception and waiting area, music and games rooms, the laundry, study and lounge spaces, bike storage and toilets.”
Carlaw Park Student Village is currently the university’s largest built-for-purpose accomodation facility for students who are not school leavers. The facility is home to just under 700 residents, according to the University of Auckland website.
Two to four bedroom apartments house students who live with flatmates, while two and three bedroom apartments are available to students with children and other family members.
The new development comes at a time when large-scale construction and renovation is taking place on and around campus. This year the university opened a new accomodation facility, Te Tirohanga o te Tōangaroa at 128 Anzac Avenue. The building houses non-school leavers in individual rooms and provides a number of communal living spaces. The Recreation Centre also relocated to 70 Stanley Street at the beginning of this semester as development of the new Recreation and Wellness Centre begins.