Winstone Wallboards Residential Project Entries

Project: Capital Hall

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McKee-Fehl Constructors Limited

Project Partners

Beca (Structural Engineer), McKee Fehl Constructors Limited (Construction Company), architecture+ (Architect/Designer))

Owned By

Sapphire City Kiwi Investments Limited

Capital Hall is a student Hall of Residence located in the heart of Wellington’s CBD. It has been transformed from an ageing office block into new residential accommodation for Wellington's Victoria University growing student population. The project programme was very tight, 10 months with a fast-tracked design/build and overlap between detailed design and construction. The earlier occupation of three levels of the building allowed the tenant to maximise resident occupation at a time when the rental market was under pressure following the Kaikoura earthquakes.

Project: Hereford Residences

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Naylor Love Construction

Project Partners

Paul Brown Architects Limited (Architect/Designer), Naylor Love Construction (Construction Company))

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Tawera Group

The Hereford Residences project converted a tired 15-storey office building into a thoroughly modern 20-storey mixed-use development. It contains 14 storeys of luxury apartments, four floors of car parking and two floors of office space. The team's early involvement in the pre-construction phase and ongoing solutions-focused, collaborative approach, meant that this two-year project was completed to the highest quality standards, on budget and two weeks early.

Project: Otautahi Education Development Trust Student Accommodation

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Hawkins 2017 Limited

Project Partners

Hawkins 2017 Limited (Construction Company), Warren and Mahoney Architects Limited (Architect/Designer))

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Otautahi Education Development Trust

The Otautahi Education Development Trust's project involved the design and build of three new four-storey student accommodation buildings, comprising 120 bedrooms, along with additional cycle and car parks. The client was looking to expand the capacity of student apartments to enable more students to be able to live close to the Ara campus, and it has boosted bed numbers from 72 to 192. A well-thoughtout design and development has provided the client with more rooms than they originally thought possible.

Project: 585 Rothesay

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Dominion Constructors Limited

Project Partners

Dominion Constructors Limited (Construction Company), GMC Architects Limited (Architect/Designer))

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589 Limited

The mixed-use development at 585 Rothesay Bay spans five levels and captures spectacular views from both sides. There are 27 apartments and 10 commercial and retail spaces in the limited-edition location, with a dedicated emphasis on high-end, secure, sophisticated living. A previously shabby retail site has been transformed into a vibrant, luxury residential and retail space. It brings new investment, relevance and interest to the area. The brief was that residents should feel like they are living in a hotel and that’s what it feels like.

Project: Kensington Park

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Woodview Construction Limited

Project Partners

Woodview Construction Limited (Construction Company), Stephen Mitchell Engineers Limited (Engineer))

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Kensington Park

The Kensington Park project consisted of 24 boutique high quality residential apartments along with a basement car park and extensive hard and soft landscaping. The team had just started building a more or less identical building next door and all worked extremely well together, sharing experiences from both projects. There was a desire to build quicker and reduce costs, both of which were achieved, with a high level of quality.

Project: Russley Village Homestead

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Simon Construction Limited

Project Partners

Simon Construction Limited (Construction Company), Dalman Architects (Architect/Designer))

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Russley Village Limited, Generus Living Group

The Russley Homestead, a multi-purpose building for residents, sets new standards for design and luxury retirement village living. The Christchurch building has areas purpose-built for entertainment and socialising including a boutique cinema with tiered seats, a café, and brasserie. There is also a library, study, computer area, an arts and crafts space, hair salon and wellness rooms for health professionals.