Supreme Award

REGISTERED MASTER BUILDERS SUPREME AWARD FOR THE 2015 NEW ZEALAND COMMERCIAL PROJECT


Project

Clyde Quay Wharf Redevelopment, Wellington

Entrant

LT McGuinness Limited (Construction Company)

Project Partners

Athfield Architects Limited (Architect/Designer),
Dunning Thornton (Engineer)

Owned by

Willis Bond & Co

Judges’ comments

A key design element of the Clyde Quay Wharf Redevelopment project was to retain a sense of the original building and heritage elements where practical. The new, ‘above wharf’ building reflects many of the original roof lines as well as expressed grid lines in the external wall elements.

Demolition revealed a number of heritage items including large mosaic panels, a world clock and a spire – all of which have been incorporated into the new structure.

The technical challenges were extreme, ranging from the long term ones of providing a durable building in an extreme marine environment, to the more immediate, with stages of work only able to be undertaken at low tide.

This project team ventured into thoroughly uncharted territory, and by building strong partnerships with the regulatory authorities and a whole range of local and international experts, have delivered a superbly detailed landmark building that is more than deserving of this accolade.