Peddle Thorp (Architect/Designer), Hawkins Construction (Construction Company))
Cooper and Company
This project involved the redevelopment of two neighboring heritage listed buildings, Nathan Building (1903) and Australis House (1904), into premium office and retail space. The upgrade of the buildings to the highest possible industry standards for fire, acoustics and seismic capacity required subtle yet inventive design using modern materials sympathetic to the heritage fabric.
Maycroft Construction Limited
Maycroft Construction Limited (Construction Company), Architecture Cubed Limted (Architect/Designer))
Housing New Zealand Corporation
The Centennial Flats were built in 1940 and are one of New Zealand’s first examples of Modernist architecture, and were Wellington’s first state housing multi-block. Work was required to bring them up to modern living standards and current building codes, however their heritage status meant that
demolishing or substantially altering the flats was not an option. A comprehensive refurbishment was completed, including seismic strengthening, and extensive exterior and interior work.
Material Creative (Interior Designer), Hawkins (Construction Company))
Future Properties NZ Limited
Previously known to locals as ‘The Pink Church’, this iconic Cambridge building has been transformed into the popular ‘Good Union’ bar. Maintaining and improving the heritage elements of the building, which dates back to 1878, was a key focus for the restoration. Equivalent heritage materials were sourced, adapted and treated so that they matched the existing elements as closely as possible, and materials from the building were reused.
Simon Construction Limited
Simon Construction Limited (Construction Company), Holmes Consulting LP (Project Director, Structural Engineer))
The Arts Centre Trust
As part of the largest Heritage Restoration project in the Southern Hemisphere, the Christchurch Arts Centre Chemistry Building has been strengthened, fully restored and custom-designed for UC College of Arts students. A new lift reflects the Arts Centre’s philosophy of universal access. State-of-the-art infrastructure has been installed, including the latest in data, lighting and heating. The restored building retains some of the existing historic walls, while other floor areas have been opened up to enable flexibility of use.
DML Construction Limited
Bruce Dickson Architecture (Architect/Designer), DML Construction Limited (Construction Company))
Whanganui's two-storey masonry building at 15 Victoria Ave is a classic example of Edwardian baroque architecture. The completed project has brought this old beauty back her former glory. With polished wooden floors through out, radiator heating and restored wooden detailing this once empty main street building is now a warm, safe inner city apartment with two separate commercial rental incomes below.
WMK Architecture Pty Limited (Architect/Designer), Avery Team Architects Limited (Architect/Designer), Canam Interiors Limited (Main Contractor), DPA Architects (Architect/Designer))
Church of Scientology of New Zealand
This former Methodist Theological College dates from 1926. DPA Architects acted as heritage architects for the project which involved the restoration, refurbishment and seismic upgrading of the building. It also had to be adapted to suit the needs of its new owner, the Church of Scientology. All work was carried out in a manner that respected the buildings’ original design and construction methods. The work will ensure that the building survives in good condition for the benefit of future generations.
Simon Construction Limited (Construction Company), Holmes Consulting Group (Engineer), DPA Architects (Architect/Designer))
Church Property Trustees
St Bartholomew’s is recognised as the oldest surviving church in Canterbury, with the first section opening in 1856. The opportunity was taken to repair damage caused by the 2011 earthquakes and remediate any deferred maintenance. New foundations were required, which meant the church had to be lifted, placed on rollers and moved clear to enable them to be put in place. The congregation are delighted with the work which will hopefully see the church survive for another 160 years.
Ruamoko Solutions (Engineer), Timaru Construction Limited (Main Contractor), DPA Architects (Architect/Designer))
The Church of the Holy Innocents dates from 1868-1869. DPA Architects were involved the restoration and seismic strengthening of the building. The church is a popular venue for weddings and a notable tourist attraction in the area. The work that was undertaken will see the church preserved for the future and better able to withstand future seismic events.
Naylor Love Construction
Powell Fenwick Consultants (Engineer), Naylor Love Construction (Main Contractor), Holmes Consulting LP (Structural Engineers), Wilkie & Bruce Architects (Architect/Designer))
Christ's College, Canterbury
The Christ's College Kitchen Tower was originally constructed in 1925 and was completely gutted by the Naylor Love team and rebuilt. The project was a very technical, structural engineering project and involved various construction activity. There was a clear passion from all sides to take on the challenges that would eventually surface from a building of this era, along with careful planning of the construction sequence following the 2011 earthquakes.
LT McGuinness Limited
Clendon Burns & Park Limited (Engineer), LT McGuinness Limited (Construction Company))
St Mary of the Angels
St Mary of the Angel’s was the first reinforced Gothic church in the world when completed in 1922. Following the 2013 Wellington earthquake, the church was closed, and the Catholic diocese began a four-year project to retain the building's integrity and strengthen it. It became a point of pride for the construction team that the finished church looks identical to the original at its best. It has attracted visitors and engineers from around New Zealand.