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UC Garden Hall

Updated: Jan 6

Known as Tupuānuku, this hall boasts 504 single-bed student rooms across five floors, providing lifestyle accommodation for University of Canterbury students.



Our assignment was to provide fixed bedroom joinery in keeping with the cultural theme emphasized throughout Tupuānuku. The project called for the development of contemporary bedroom furniture, including shelving, a wardrobe, desk, and procurement of a sturdy bed frame for every room. The joinery needed to reflect the hall's cultural lifestyle and meet durability and seismic strengthening requirements.


Enhance worked with the architect and main contractor to develop and fine-tune the joinery design for 504 student rooms and four staff rooms. Our sister-company Compac Furniture manufactured the joinery using laminate board product produced by Sensora Designer Laminates. Enhance then worked closely with our install team to complete each room. The outcome is stylish student bedroom joinery, built to budget and built to last.


The Stats:

5 level student accommodation building

508 rooms

1,369 cubic M of furniture assembled

2,024 items of furniture

3,588 sheets of board

27.7 km of edge banding

124,017 items of hardware

16,891 cabinet components