GRAFTON HALL ACCOMMODATION
Creating More Usable Space
The University of Auckland wished to replace a 9-storey hall of residence with three 4-5 storey interconnecting blocks, including a communal dining area.
We were engaged to design the structure for the entire complex, including assisting with retaining walls. The new buildings were steel braced frames with precast flat slab floors, on concrete raft foundations.
The Grafton site slopes with a difference in ground level of approximately 8 metres from one side to the other. The University wanted to level the ground to provide more usable space for the buildings to occupy.