Auckland campus growth

Albany, the home of Massey’s Auckland campus, has been the fastest growing area of the North Shore. Strawberry gardens and dairy farms were redeveloped in the 1980s and 1990s into 10-acre lifestyle blocks or housing. Auckland campus opened in 1993, and the development was styled on a Mediterranean hill town.

The area around Albany village used to be a chicken farm, and the first student mascot at Auckland campus was a chicken.

Over the years the Auckland campus has grown rapidly as both domestic and international student numbers increased.

Timeline of campus growth

1993

1993

First lectures took place on Ōtehā Rohe precinct

1994

1994

Massey Business School building (formerly Study Centre) completed

1996

1996

Quadrangle A building

1998

1998

Quadrangle B building

2001

2001

Atrium building

2002

2002

  • Alan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology
  • Work begins on first stage of permanent Library
  • Expansion to Albany Village
  • Social Health and Outcomes Research and Evaluation Centre in downtown Auckland

2005

2005

Recreation Centre

2006

2006

Sir Neil Waters Lecture Theatres

2009

2009

Ferguson Bar

2010

2010

Library extension

2012

2012

Student Central, including Dining Hall

2013

2013

Watson Science Laboratories

2015

2015

Te Ohanga opened in February, bringing accommodation to the heart of the campus, providing a ‘home away from home’ for up to 292 students.

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