st kentigern college arrivals building


The McFarlan Centre provides the reception, administration and communal facilities for the College, within a sweeping RTA Studio-designed building.

Civitas was engaged to coordinate the architectural, landscape, arboricultural, civil engineering and traffic engineering inputs to the consenting process and manage the relationship with Council. 

We briefed the specialist consultants, reviewed their deliverables, prepared the assessment of effects, and managed all communication with Council, ultimately achieving a non-notified resource consent for this major development at the “front door” of the College. 

The McFarlan Centre was a finalist in the Property Council of New Zealand Awards 2013, receiving an “excellence” award in the Education and Arts category.

Ongoing Advice to the St Kentigern Trust Board

Civitas has provided town planning and resource management advice on all major projects undertaken by the St Kentigern Trust Board since 2003.  This has included:

St Kentigern College

  • Jack Paine Centre (Technology Centre)
  • Elizabeth McFarlan Centre (Girls College)
  • McFarlan Centre (Arrivals/Administration building)
  • Learning Commons and ICT Centre
  • Science building extensions
  • Boarding house extensions
  • Jetty, boat sheds and boat apron
  • Maintenance compound
  • Sports facilities
  • Stormwater consenting
St Kentigern Shore Road campus
  • Pre-school
  • Girls' School building
  • Senior Boys' and Specialist Facilities building
  • Jubilee Sports Centre, turf and carpark
  • Bus bays
  • Stormwater consenting
St Kentigern Remuera Road campus
  • Pre-purchase advice
  • Rezoning advice
  • Pre-school

Civitas has also provided input on the master planning of the St Kentigern campuses, advice on developments proposed on adjacent land, advice on plan changes promoted by Council and advice on the Auckland Unitary Plan process.

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