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A soon to be built 12 level accommodation tower in the hub of the Educational Precinct. Subject to a 12 year lease to an experienced and proven operator earning $1.2M net annually. Next to the Auckland Library and close to Queen Street, the Auckland University and AUT. Consisting of 142 self contained studios. Serious demand and limited supply will ensure a secure investment. Each floor will have unit title potential.



 

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No the students living there don't need any, the outside will be encased with dumb waiters so the takeaways can be delivered to the kitchenless students.
 

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No the students living there don't need any, the outside will be encased with dumb waiters so the takeaways can be delivered to the kitchenless students.
This sounds very well thought out. Windows only bring unnecessary distractions to hard-working students so I guess by design it will contribute to a more productive society in the long run.
 
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It look as if they took a photo of a cardboard model ? This may never happen but I am sure that if it does they will release some renders, I hope ;)
 

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This sounds very well thought out. Windows only bring unnecessary distractions to hard-working students so I guess by design it will contribute to a more productive society in the long run.
My thoughts exactly, I agree it's better to use the outside of the building for food transport to allow them to work longer hours and harder in their room. A window would also mean they'd realise what time of day it was which might make them less productive.
 

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I would've thought it would be a more efficient use of space to transport the food from the centre of the building rather than hauling it around the outside
 

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I would've thought it would be a more efficient use of space to transport the food from the centre of the building rather than hauling it around the outside
No, then the student would have to leave their desk. This exposes the student to the dangerous world of "the corridor" where social interaction may take place. By delivering food directly this minimises social interactions thus benefiting productivity.
 

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No, then the student would have to leave their desk. This exposes the student to the dangerous world of "the corridor" where social interaction may take place. By delivering food directly this minimises social interactions thus benefiting productivity.

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How do you use the dunny? Do you stand on the basin? How do you get into the shower? Why isn't the bathroom shorter and wider so it's usable and the rest of the box is more usable too?
 
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A soon to be built 14 level, 146-room accommodation tower in the hub of the Auckland Educational Precinct. Designed to capatilise on the shortage of student and independent traveller accommodation. Subject to a 12 year lease back to an experienced and proven operator earning NZ$1.2M net annually. Opposite the Auckland Library and close to Queen Street, the Auckland University and the Auckland University of Technology.

P.S. I count 15 levels.
 

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I like it. That's a manky corners that could use some love.
Wish they'd re-jig (or slow down) that Rutland St 'off-ramp' while they at it.. horrible for peds.
 

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Hopefully more people living on Rutland will give Lorne St a kick up the arse, that St James is such a waste...a great shared space on Rutland only used by the Library and Skateboarders..wish there were cafe's etc along it..
 

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Hopefully more people living on Rutland will give Lorne St a kick up the arse, that St James is such a waste...a great shared space on Rutland only used by the Library and Skateboarders..wish there were cafe's etc along it..
Rutland already has a cafe next to the library and quite a few shops at the Queen Street end, the carpark on the corner of Rutland and Lorne is supposed to become an extension of the restaurants i.e. outdoor dining and there is a single bar/cafe on Lorne Street. But yes I agree something needs to happen to St James but I am glad the previous proposal fell through as that proposed to basically turn Lorne Street into a traffic sewer with entrances to a huge underground carpark facing onto and not much else. With the shared space there now I am quite sure future plans will lend themselves to improving the rear of the building.
 

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This sort of student accommodation will be a boon to local eateries, as with no kitchen they'll all have to eat 2-min noodles or go to local cheap restaurants.
 
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