Te Raekura Redcliffs School

Related Systems: Ultratherm MSR
Location: Christchurch
Project Date: February 2020
Architect: Tennent Brown Architects
Main Contractor: Naylor Love
Installer: SWP Commercial

The 2012 Christchurch Earthquakes damaged Redcliffs School, leading to the relocation and subsequent demolition of most original buildings. In 2020, Tennent Brown designed new facilities on a different site to start the school’s transformation.

The school’s architectural design reflects a strong connection with the local environment and community, embracing their unique culture, values, and educational approach. The campus meets Ministry of Education (MoE) standards for space allocation, lighting, ventilation, seismic resilience, and more.

Emphasizing environmental sustainability and adaptability, the project incorporates sustainable materials and features such as a RoofLogic warm roof system, photovoltaic panels, and natural ventilation. These elements underscore the commitment to minimizing the environmental footprint.

Currently accommodating 300 students in a 3000-square-metre campus, the school has flexibility for future expansion, with plans for two separate ‘boatshed’ structures to accommodate an additional 100 students. Moreover, the campus opens its facilities, including a hall and a popular playground, to the wider community, becoming a local attraction.

  • 2022 NZIA Branch Award
  • 2021 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards Commercial Project Over $15 Million Value Award Winner
  • 2021 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards Construction Marketing Services Education Project Supreme Award Winner
System Details

RoofLogic’s Ultratherm MSR system was specified for roof areas:

  • RL LinerDeck
  • RL Vapour Control Layer
  • RL Acoustic Board
  • RL PIR Board (100mm)
  • RL Underlay 
  • RL TopDeck T
  • Roof ensured internal temperature could be maintained at precise levels.
  • Thermal and hygrothermal performance.
  • Long term durability in exposed coastal environment.
  • Rapid close in.
  • Reduction in power usage.