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PROPERTY COUNCIL NZ RIDER LEVETT BUCKNALL AWARDS 2014 WIRI ELECTRIC TRAIN MAINTENANCE AND STABLING FACILITY (WIRI DEPOT), AUCKLAND The purpose-built Wiri Depot houses and maintains Auckland’s new fleet of electric trains and rolling stock. The 6.486ha site straddles the old Winstone’s quarry and land next to the North Island Main Trunk railway line. It comprises six kilometres of rail sidings, an 8000m² main building, a cleaners’ platform and four ancillary structures. OWNER, DEVELOPER AND PROJECT MANAGER Auckland Transport ARCHITECT AND STRUCTURAL, SERVICES AND MECHANICAL ENGINEER Opus New Zealand QUANTITY SURVEYOR Rider Levett Bucknall CONSTRUCTION COMPANY Downer NZ and Dominion Constructors ADDITIONAL CONSULTANTS Aecom and Peters & Cheung Judges’ Comments This is a highly complex purpose-build facility with stat R