Babbage projects sweep a cluster of awards.

RICS Awards Winner 2018NZ Commercial Projects Award Silver ACG Tauranga NZ Commercial Projects Award Silver NW Papakura NZ Commercial Projects Awards Silver NW Whangapaoroa

Babbage Consultants has won a suite of industry awards underlining its position as a leader in New Zealand design, engineering and surveying.

The Babbage building surveying team has won the Building Surveying Team of the Year Award from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), while the architectural and engineering teams won three awards in the New Zealand Commercial Project Awards.

The building surveying award from the 150-year-old RICS recognised the Babbage team, led by principal Gerard Ball, for “outstanding work in the building surveying profession” and was one of just 12 awards presented at a major industry event on May 17.

“We’ve got an outstanding team of professionals here and this recognition of their work is richly deserved,” Gerard said. “We stand and fall on the ability of our staff and this award underlines we’ve got some of the best in the business here at Babbage.”

The Commercial Project awards, presented on May 18, came for the new start-of-the-art gymnasium at the ACG school at Pyes Pa, Tauranga, and the New World Supermarkets at Whangaparaoa and Papakura.

The NZ Commercial Project award for the ACG gym comes hard on the heels of a Waikato-Bay of Plenty architecture award from the New Zealand Institute of Architects, while the Whangaparaoa Retail Centre, which is anchored on the striking New World supermarket, last year won its category in the New Zealand Property Council awards.

ACG gym project lead architect Charlotte Saunders said the Commercial Project award was testament to the work and detail that went into the project.

“This latest award is very pleasing,” she said. “It’s recognition for Babbage across the country and puts the spotlight on the work we do. This project had special demands and we met them.”

Wilson Pickering, senior architect for both the Whangaparaoa and Papakura projects said the Commercial Project awards were “very satisfying”.

“Our architectural, engineering and planning teams put huge effort into these projects - it’s never down to just one or two individuals - and this is reward for that hard work,” he said.

Our news website presents more information about these award-winning projects and our building surveying team.


Babbage Consultants have picked up a swag of accolades in recent industry awards. See here the Babbage Building Surveying Team who won the Building Surveying Team of the Year award at the recent RICS annual award ceremony.