Otago Polytechnic

Accommodation, Education, Feasibilities


Client: Otago Polytechnic Student Accommodation

Value: $21.0m

Link: op.ac.nz

Role: PM

A 231-bed hall of residence on a 0.6ha Logan Park, Dunedin site, the facility will include student dormitories, apartments, studios, and open plan common areas.

The building will have passive solar design and a high-performance façade to balance daylight and heat levels; an integrated fit-out design to reduce waste; and a highly efficient ventilation system bringing in outdoor air at a rate 50% above Building Code, providing a healthier indoor environment for users.

The Challenge


The building will use only Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) for construction, making it the tallest, and largest structure by volume, of its kind in NZ. A reclaimed lake site requires underground stabilisation. Embedding Logic’s “no surprises” philosophy in project group culture.

The Process


Providing CLT construction training for the wider community, other project features will include: building tuning for 12 months following completion; diverting 90% of site waste from landfill; low-VOC materials focus; early contractor involvement for maximal efficiencies.

The Solution


Logic maintains open communication for all stakeholders, including PCG meetings and regular reporting. Sustainable building features: LED lighting and presence detectors; water metering and alarmed leak detection; dedicated fuel-efficient and carpool car parking, and cyclist facilities.