Civic Entries

Project: Len Lye Centre

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Clelands Construction Limited

Project Partners

Clelands Construction Limited (Construction Company),Patterson Associates Limited (Architect/Designer)

Owned by

New Plymouth District Council

The Len Lye Centre is an international destination for experimental film and kinetic art. It presents the collection of Len Lye, one of the most original artists of the twentieth century and comprises an archive, display galleries, an education centre, and a 62-seat cinema.

Project: Hutt City Council Administration Building

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Naylor Love Construction Limited

Project Partners

Stephenson & Turner (Engineer), Architecture + (Architect/Designer), Naylor Love Construction (Construction Company)

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Hutt City Council

When this building was first opened in 1957, it was praised as Lower Hutt’s ‘noble centrepiece’. Almost 60 years later, a seismic, environmental and functional upgrade has preserved the building’s excellent character, including the Council Chambers and north and south façades, while ensuring that it can continue to serve its original purpose.

Project: Silver Fern Farms Events Centre

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Stanley Construction Limited

Project Partners

Stanley Construction Ltd (Construction Company), Pacific Environments NZ Ltd (Architect/Designer)

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Matamata Piako District Council

The new Te Aroha community events centre includes 14 courts and pitches for various sports, a 150 seat conference centre and an adjoining functions venue. Silver Fern Farms purchased the naming rights in gratitude for the support it received from the local community when the company’s Te Aroha plant was destroyed by fire in 2010.

Project: Te Awamutu Library

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Fletcher Construction

Project Partners

Fletcher Construction Company (Construction Company), Opus Architecture (Architect/Designer)

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Waipa District Council

As the first phase of a community cultural and recreational hub, the new Te Awamutu library is designed to stand out and set a benchmark for future development. It is a strong, simple and modern building, based on an industrial design language that is decoratively enhanced by an external rectilinear metal filigree.

Project: Te Hapua: Halswell Centre

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Fletcher Construction Company

Project Partners

Christchurch City Council (Architect/Designer), Fletcher Construction Company (Construction Company)

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Christchurch City Council

This multipurpose complex is the new centrepiece of the Halswell Community. The 3000m2 building contains a library, café, hall, lounge, business suite, meeting rooms and council. Outside, the lap pool and hydroslide have been upgraded along with a new BBQ area and landscaping.

Project: The Suter Art Gallery Redevelopment

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Scott Construction Limited

Project Partners

Jerram Tocker Barron in Association with Warren and Mahoney Architects (Architect/Designer), Opus International Consultants Limited (Engineer), Scott Construction Limited (Construction Company)

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The Bishop Suter Trust

This reconstruction project carefully blends the old and new. All existing buildings were replaced, except for the theatre and heritage listed original gallery, which have been fully restored and seismically strengthened. To retain the integrity of the unique gallery floor, it was lifted as one piece before works were carried out on the foundations below.

Project: Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre

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Leighs Construction Limited

Project Partners

CMA+U Limited (Architect/Designer), Leighs Construction Limited (Construction Company), Dunning Thornton Consultants Ltd (Engineer)

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Mount Pleasant Memorial Community Centre and Residents Association

This intricately designed Community Centre provides a range of spaces for community use, including yoga classes and the Saturday morning market. It was erected on site in just five weeks after the necessary components were manufactured off site and tested in a 1:1 prototype.

Project: Upper Hutt Railway Station

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Maycroft Construction Limited

Project Partners

Aurecon (Engineer), Maycroft Construction Limited (Construction Company))

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Greater Wellington Regional Council

Opened in November 2015, the Upper Hutt Railway Station is the long-awaited replacement for the commuter city's main transport hub. The new building is attractive, safe and comfortable, and contains a ticket office, sheltered waiting spaces, public toilets, and additional facilities for staff.

Project: Project 200 Tuam

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Naylor Love Construction Limited

Project Partners

Naylor Love Construction (Construction Company), Wilson and Hill Architects (Architect/Designer), Environment Canterbury (Project Manager), Naylor Love Construction (Quantity Surveyor)

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Environment Canterbury

The new Environment Canterbury building provides office space for over 450 people as well as council chambers and meeting rooms. With base-isolation, it is constructed to withstand a one in 1000 year earthquake. It also boasts a ground source heat pump, landscaped gardens, dedicated bicycle facilities and is expected to achieve a 4-star green rating.

Project: Westland Recreation Centre

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CYB Construction Limited

Project Partners

Rawlinsons (Quantity Surveyor), Boon Goldsmith Bhaskar Brebner Team Architects Limited (Architect/Designer), CYB Construction Ltd (Construction Company), Suckling Stringer (Quantity Surveyor), Studio2 Ltd (Engineer)

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Grey District Council

This facility supplements the existing aquatic centre to create a community hub which caters to a range of sporting and social activities. The need for such a facility became particularly acute after the heavy toll of the Pike River tragedy. To assist with economic recovery, 75% of all available subcontracts were awarded to local West-Coast businesses.

Project: Walter Nash Centre

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Hawkins Construction Limited

Project Partners

Xigo (Quantity Surveyor), Hawkins (Construction Company), Beca Limited (Engineer), Warren and Mahoney Architects (Architect/Designer)

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Hutt City Community Facilities Trust

By extending out from the existing stadium, the new Walter Nash Centre provides Hutt City with an integrated sports and community venue which boasts a gym and five indoor multi-sport courts, plus a community hall and library. The design was carefully considered to make efficient use of the Council and community’s hard-won funding, both in construction and operation.