• Enhance Furniture

UniLodge on Whitaker

Updated: Jan 6

Student Accommodation for Unilodge with 300 rooms, across two 15 level towers, with common area facilities including kitchen, laundry, study and theatre.

The ask? Design and build modern, custom-built furniture and fittings to kit out the brand new student apartments on Whitaker Place in Auckland. The products need to be innovative but very cost-effective, space-minimising, and built to take the knocks any under-grad can throw at them.

Enhance designed, supplied and installed the furniture and kitchenettes for the student rooms. Compac manufactured the king single bed, study desk, wardrobe, 2-drawer bedside, shelving, kitchen cabinetry and bathroom shelving unit using Paneltec laminate product.

Where we couldn’t manufacture an item, we sourced and supplied it, including an ergonomically designed chair, 32-inch flat-screen LCD TV, microwave, 2-burner electric cooktop, and bar fridge. It was a vast project manufactured and delivered on time, to budget, with the client very impressed by the design, quality, and management the Mako Group provided.


“Enhance was a delight to work with. The project itself was quite demanding in that it was quite repetitive, and we were looking for joinery which could be produced fairly quickly. The end result turned out really well - we heard lots of very good comments from both the client and the end users in the building”


The stats:

15 level apartment building

300 rooms

4,100 cabinets

34,230 furniture components

110,000 items of hardware

37 truckloads delivered