Winstone Wallboards Residential Project







NATIONAL CATEGORY WINNER

BRONZE AWARD WINNER

Entrant

Hawkins Construction South Island Ltd

Property

Christchurch Temporary Accommodation
Linwood Park/Kaiapoi Domain, Christchurch

Owned by

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Judges’ comments

These little villages were built in two public parks to provide temporary accommodation after the Christchurch earthquakes. They are separate houses, which although built on site are designed to be removed and reused when the need subsides.

The consortium of Hawkins, Spanbild and Fulton Hogan faced considerable challenges – extreme time pressure, a traumatized workforce and a difficult winter with two substantial snow falls during construction.

The 22 homes in Kaiapoi were delivered in just 44 days, and the 42 homes in Linwood in just 67 days, with construction teams working progressively, so that individual houses were built in as little as 10 days.