Hobsonville Point Primary School


Location: Hobsonville Point Primary School

Completion: December 2012

Value: Confidential


The school utilises a combination of roof mounted VRF systems and heat recovery AHUs providing ventilation and air conditioning to the learning pods, administration offices, amenities, hall and library. The air conditioning to the gymnasium is provided by a separate AHU located in the mezzanine plantroom with an associated chiller and chilled water system.

The BMS controls and monitors digital and analogue inputs and outputs to provide the specified HVAC control. Intuitive graphics screens depict the mechanical plant layout and provide real time user information with history graphing providing a plant performance monitor

The Project:

Hobsonville Point Primary School was a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between Learning Infrastructure Partners (LIP) and the Ministry of Education providing the first PPP for new schools in New Zealand. The school is the first of two schools to be constructed on the greenfield site. The new schools service the developing Hobsonville community and will be a catalyst for further development of residential communities within the wider area.

There has been a concerted effort made in the selection of all building materials for this project. This is for two reasons, firstly the school required a 5 Greenstar built rating and LIP are responsible for the maintenance of the school for 25 years so it was important to ensure that the school was as efficient and sustainable as possible. All materials were locally sourced where possible, robust and resistant to mechanical damage.