James Hardie Commercial and Civic Project







NATIONAL CATEGORY WINNER

GOLD AWARD WINNER

Entrant

Hawkins Construction South Island Ltd
Property
Christchurch Civic Building, Christchurch

Project Partners

McCoy and Wixon Architects Limited (Architect/Designer)
Powell Fenwick Consultants Ltd (Engineer)
Owned by
Foodstuffs (South Island)

Judges’ comments

This project was a redevelopment of a 1970s NZ Post Building fast tracked to allow for occupation some 22 months after construction began. The existing Building was 8 stories high and careful planning was required to allow for partial demolition, considerable re- strengthening and replacement of the external cladding. An additional 8.0m clip on was added to the North face and raised floors were required to install state of the art services.

The redevelopment was complex for the Hawkins team as they also needed to accommodate remedial work to the sustained damage which occurred with the ongoing aftershocks following the major Canterbury earthquake. The judges were impressed by the collaboration between the owners, the consultants and the Contractor. Without this many delays would have pushed out the completion date. The building is now rated 6 star featuring, tri generation technology , solar energy systems and rainwater harvesting and many other green features. This redevelopment has transformed an outdated building to be striking, functional and provide a very pleasant working environment for 1250 Council workers.




SILVER AWARD WINNER

Entrant

Livingstone Building NZ Ltd

Property

Pact Group Business, Hamilton

Project Partners

Archimedia Group (Architect/Designer)
Gray Consulting (Engineer)
Owned by
Centralbridge NZ Limited


BRONZE AWARD WINNER

Entrant

Naylor Love Ltd

Property

Mt Roskill Library and Fickling Convention Centre, Auckland

Owned by

Auckland City Council



BRONZE AWARD WINNER

Entrant

Robinson Construction Ltd

Property

Picton Marina Manager’s Office, Picton

Project Partners

Athfield Architects Limited (Architect/Designer)

Owned by

Port Marlborough (New Zealand) Limited