Some of our current major projects in Dunedin are:

  • Otago Business School: major redevelopment of the Commerce building at the University of Otago
  • Esplanade Apartments: new four-storey building in St Clair with retail and parking on the ground floor and apartments above
  • Student Village, Otago Polytechnic: two multi-storey purpose-built blocks of eco-friendly student accommodation, common areas and facilities
  • New World, Mosgiel: preliminary works for the upgrade of an existing supermarket
  • ICU/HDU and Gastroenterology Redevelopment: reconfiguration of wards on two floors in a sensitive live environment at Dunedin Hospital

Our Regional Manager in Dunedin is Ian McKie.

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Some of the Dunedin team’s completed projects:

Aquinas College, University of Otago

Aquinas College, a University of Otago residential college, was originally built by Naylor Love in 1954. We were pleased to be back over 60 years later to refurbish, re-clad and strengthen the five storey concrete framed building. The re-clad involved removing 500m² of brickwork, then re-framing and re-cladding the exterior in lightweight aluminium panels, with…

Manaaki by Mercy, Mercy Hospital

Manaaki by Mercy is a 754m² purpose-built hospital day stay facility incorporating two operating theatres/procedure rooms, associated recovery and auxiliary areas over two stories, along with a chemotherapy suite. Located on a quiet one-way residential street, noise control, site access and traffic management were carefully managed by our site team throughout the build process. The…

Fraser Building Re-Roof, Dunedin Hospital

This complex design and build project involved the replacement of 5,100m² of roof at the Fraser Building, Dunedin Hospital. The patchwork of existing roof coverings ranged over 28 different levels and was in a poor state of repair, leaking every time it rained. Our solution was to re-roof with a Sika Sarnifil membrane system anchored into…

Invercargill Prison Redevelopment

Naylor Love’s Dunedin team completed a three stage redevelopment project at Invercargill Prison over two years from 2014 to 2016. It was the latest in a series of projects our Dunedin division has undertaken for the Department of Corrections, with all work being carried out while the prison is fully operational and with high muster numbers. Security…

Distinction Dunedin Hotel Carpark

The four level Distinction Dunedin Hotel Carpark is of pre-cast panel and steel construction, and provides 139 parking spaces for both public parking and the patrons from the adjacent Distinction Dunedin Hotel. Groundworks for the project were undertaken with archaeological monitoring, as the site was formerly the site of historic Edinburgh House. Sitting on unstable…

Mercy Hospital, Dunedin

Mercy Hospital, Maori Hill, Dunedin

Naylor Love has a long relationship with Mercy Hospital in Dunedin, having built a 66-bed hospital (then known as Mater Misericordiae Hospital Burwood Ave) for the Sisters of Mercy in the grounds of Marinoto House 1969. Our more recent projects at Mercy Hospital include: a major redevelopment of day surgery unit in 2008, including a…

Fonterra Edendale, Southland

Naylor Love was engaged by Fonterra on a negotiated basis for the fast track construction of the new 33kVa sub-station (a precast panel building), chiller building (precast panel and double tee construction) and transformer compound at their milk processing plant in Edendale. The scope included assisting with buildability during the design stage and providing budgets…

Speight's Brewery Dunedin, exterior

Speight’s Brewery, Dunedin

The redevelopment of the Speight’s Brewery in Dunedin was a combination of full seismic strengthening of the seven-storey brick and concrete building dating back to 1876, demolition of the more recent buildings and structures to expose the original brewery, construction of a new brew house and tank farms, and office fitouts. An important component of…

HD Skinner Annex, Otago Museum

Having completed the major redevelopment of the Otago Museum in 2001, and the Discovery World Tropical Rainforest in 2006, our Dunedin team were delighted to return to the museum for the restoration of the H.D. Skinner Annex. The Historic Place Category 2 bluestone and Oamaru stone building, which dates from 1879, served the community for over 90…

Tahuna Waste Water Treatment Plant

Naylor Love Dunedin carried out the civil work associated with Stage 2 of the $30m Tahuna Waste Water Treatment Plant upgrade as a subcontractor to UGL NZ Ltd. The work involved new concrete pumping stations, UV treatment building, dewatering building and conversion of the existing settling tanks to HRAS. The existing plant remained operational at…

Marsh Study Centre, University of Otago

The Marsh Study Centre was converted from an iconic student pub, the Gardens Tavern, into a remote study centre and café for students in a tight 28 week programme. The building’s footprint remained essentially the same, but the interiors were gutted and reconfigured. The ground floor now has a café and fireside sitting area facing…

Southern Community Laboratories

A small team from Dunedin spent much of 2012 in Christchurch, completing the fast-track conversion and seismic strengthening of a former crane hire workshop in the light industrial area around Christchurch International Airport into a high-tech medical testing laboratory and offices. This was our second major project for Southern Community Laboratories, the first being the…

University Plaza Building One interior, University of Otago

University Plaza Building One, University of Otago

University Plaza Building One is a three-storey complex of gymnasiums, weight training rooms, exercise areas, offices, seminar rooms and a café, all tied together with a glazed atrium. Oamaru stone, concrete and glass are the predominant materials in the building. 996 precast concrete units inside the building have a satin-smooth finish, while the concrete outside…

Robertson Library, University of Otago

The Robertson Library on the University of Otago College of Education campus provides library and information services for the staff and students from the University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic. Naylor Love completely renovated the ageing building inside and out over the course of the academic year. We added a second storey of library space,…

Microbiology Building, University of Otago

Naylor Love built the eight-storey Microbiology Building at the University of Otago in 1973, using pre-stressed concrete beams in what was at the time an innovative way. More than thirty years later we were back at the Microbiology Building, giving it a significant facelift, carrying out repairs, and installing a new mechanical ventilation system. The…

William James Building, University of Otago

The six-level William James (Psychology 3) building at the University of Otago was designed to give the Psychology Department a people-friendly front door on the Dunedin campus, with particular attention paid to having views from the windows allowing visitors to orientate themselves easily. It consists mainly of staff offices, but the layout is flexible enough to allow for…

Orokonui Ecosanctuary Visitor Centre

The 307 hectare Orokonui Ecosanctuary reserve and wildlife sanctuary located in the Orokonui Valley, 20km north of Dunedin. The Otago Natural History Trust’s conservation philosophy extended to their new visitor centre, which was a designed and built to a 5 Green Star standard to be part of the environment in which it stands. The centre…

Studholme Milk Processing Plant

Our Dunedin team travelled north to build the Studholme milk processing plant in South Canterbury, an ambitious undertaking due to the accelerated programme – only twelve months from the start of the foundation works to production of milk powder, making Studholme the fastest constructed drying plant in New Zealand. We built a new 4,500m² dry goods…

Otago Corrections Facility, Milburn

Naylor Love have has decades of experience working in high security environments, working as a preferred maintenance contractor for the Dunedin Prison, located in the central city. We undertook major plumbing and window refits as discrete contracts and maintained an on-call maintenance capability for casual plumbing and general building requirements. Our first major prison project…