Cooper and Company’s goal was to create a vibrant and sustainable hospitality destination in the Britomart neighborhood of Auckland. They wanted a design that would provide an exceptional guest experience while minimizing environmental impacts and contributing to the surrounding community. Tetra Tech provided design solutions for the 10-story hotel and adjacent historic Buckland Masonic building.
Working closely with Cheshire Architects and Cooper and Company, Tetra Tech incorporated leading-edge technologies and utilized our deep knowledge of sustainable design principles to achieve outstanding environmental performance while maintaining historical integrity of the buildings. Our team carefully integrated energy-efficient systems, optimized space utilization, and implemented resource conservation measures. We strategically positioned building services within the hotel rooms, maximizing ceiling heights and providing guests with a seamless experience.
To align with the project’s sustainability goals, we implemented various initiatives. A significant portion, nearly 80 percent, of the construction and demolition waste was reused or recycled during the two-year build. Additionally, 70 percent of the water used for concrete came from recycled sources. Material selection also played a crucial role, with locally sourced sustainable timber and recycled bricks contributing to the project’s environmental credentials.
Hotel Britomart was the first hotel in New Zealand to be awarded 5 Star Green Star certification.