Restoration Project 2014












NATIONAL CATEGORY WINNER

GOLD AWARD WINNER

Project

Strowan House Earthquake Repairs, Christchurch

Entrant

Bushnell Builders Limited (Construction Company)

Project Partners

Wilkie & Bruce Architects Limited (Architect/Designer)
 Paul Bunkall of Rawlinsons Quantity Surveyors (Quantity Surveyor)
 Powell Fenwick Consultants Limited (Fire/Electrical/Hydraulic Engineer)
 Holmes Consulting Group LP (Engineer)

Owned by

St Andrew’s College

Judges’ comments 

The repair, strengthening and refurbishment of this historic building involved carefully inserting and concealing sizeable structural elements, all whilst keeping the decorative features inside intact. The building also sits within a sensitive landscape, with magnificent trees nearby that required protection.

The finished result gives no hint of the extent of work involved, which is testament to its success. In excess of 200 cubic metres of spoil had to be removed by hand for the new foundations . As building works progressed it was found that the building was not one building but five separate buildings constructed at various times and so all structures and connections required specific structural solutions.

These structural solutions could only be undertaken once areas were opened up and the issues identified . Strowan House consists of 75 various rooms with intricate plaster ceilings and cornices and decorative ceiling roses . These had to be carefully removed and remade. This is a fine example of the restoration of an Historic Building damaged by the Christchurch earthquakes.







SILVER AWARD WINNER

Project

Johnston Ebbett Holden

Entrant

Livingstone Building New Zealand Limited (Construction Company)

Project Partners

Livingstone Building New Zealand Limited (Quantity Surveyor)
Chow Hill Architects (Architect/Designer)
Gray Consulting (Engineer)

Owned by

Johnston Ebbett Holden









SILVER AWARD WINNER

Project

Te Takere, Levin

Entrant

Crowe Construction & Associates Limited (Construction Company)

Project Partners

Designgroup Stapleton Elliott (Architect/Designer)
Rider Levett Bucknall (Quantity Surveyor)
Kevin O’Connor and Associates Limited (Engineer)

Owned by

Horowhenua District Council









SILVER AWARD WINNER

Project

The Strong Room, Feilding

Entrant

Humphries Construction (Construction Company)

Project Partners

PAK Design Architectural Designers (Architect/Designer)

Owned by

Humphries Developments Limited










SILVER AWARD WINNER

Project

University of Canterbury Staff Club (Iiam Homestead), Christchurch

Entrant

Hawkins Construction South Island Limited (Construction Company)

Owned by

University of Canterbury










SILVER AWARD WINNER

Project

University of Waikato CH Student Accommodation
 Refurbishment, Hamilton

Entrant

Foster Construction Limited (Construction Company)

Project Partners

Babbage Consultants (Architect/Designer)
 Kingstons (Quantity Surveyor)

Owned by

University of Waikato