St Kentigern Pre-School, Shore Road

Civitas obtained resource consent in 2010 to establish the original St Kentigern Preschool on the former Corran School campus in Remuera Road.

Ten years later, we obtained resource consent to relocate the preschool to a new purpose-built facility at the St Kentigern Primary School campus in Shore Road.

The project replaced an existing staff house with a Collingridge and Smith Architects (UK)-designed circular building.  The unusual shape of the building offers a number of benefits.  In particular, it:

  • Allows the building to sit within an area largely clear of significant vegetation while also allowing occupants of the building to have views into the surrounding vegetation;
  • Allows the outdoor play area to be contained within the centre of the building thereby reducing the potential for noise transmission from the outdoor play space to neighbours; and
  • Provides a more secure and safe environment for children with good lines of sight for staff to see and supervise the children’s activities.

The project also converted two existing tennis courts to parking.

Main image and plan prepared by and copyright to Collingridge and Smith Architects (UK).

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
  • Gate 5 carpark reconfiguration
  • Shore Road bus bays
  • Stormwater consenting

St Kentigern Remuera Road campus

  • Pre-purchase advice
  • Re-zoning 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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